Senior vice president and environmental practice leader
Lockton Companies LLP
James Alexander has led environmental practice at Lockton Companies LLP since June 2020. He is responsible for the production, programme design and placement of environmental risk internationally (except in the US). His focus areas include assisting clients in understanding the extent and nature of environmental risks, the coverage available and the placement of policies.
His most notable policy placements are in Gabon, Australia, Mexico and Israel. Alexander also has world-leading experience in insuring de-watering activities, waste storage facilities and environmental liabilities faced by companies as they transition to a low-carbon future.
Alexander started his career in 1989 with Shanks and McEwan, where he specialised in waste management engineering. He began underwriting in 1996 in London, before broking with WTW. From 2003 to 2014, he owned and operated an arboricultural contracting business focused on biodiversity protection and restoration, while producing biomass fuel for green power generation. He previously headed the International EIL practice of WTW, overseeing a period of rapid growth in premium volume and bespoke wording drafting.
He believes that his duty is to “consistently stay ahead of incoming challenges [to help clients] prepare, meet their risk management goals and protect their organisation even during uncertain times”.