McGill and Partners
Emilie Walsh is a partner at McGill and Partners, specialising in environmental liability insurance.
After working as an environmental consultant, Walsh joined the insurance industry where she has been active for more than a decade in underwriting and broking, focusing on complex environmental risks. She has assisted multiple international clients and dealt with placements across a range of industries such as manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, heavy industry, mining, mergers and acquisitions.
As examples, to address contractors’ risks, she has placed standalone contractor pollution liability policies for multibillion-dollar construction projects as well as SMEs. In the mining sector, Walsh has placed cover for rehabilitation of existing mines, facilitated additional capacity for sudden and accidental pollution cover and obtained full environmental impairment liability cover for operational sites.
In areas where obtaining pollution cover poses a challenge, placements have been made feasible due to her strong relationships in the market and her deep understanding of the complexities of pollution risks and insurance programme structures. She believes that in the environmental liability market, which is broad in responsibilities and specialist in nature, her role is to enable access to specialist technical expertise through insurance solutions, so that when a pollution incident occurs, environmental damage can be mitigated.