Dan Gumsley has been hired to sere as account manager for the renewable energy team, and he will focus on the growing offshore wind market in the UK. He will be based in London, and will report to JLT Specialty power leader Hamish Roberts.
Gumsley has more than 20 years of insurance experience as both a broker and an in-house insurance manager. He joins Marsh JLT Specialty from a leading European offshore wind developer.
Joanne Silberberg (pictured), meanwhile, has been appointed Canadian renewable energy leader with Marsh JLT Specialty. In this newly created role, she will report to Marsh JLT Specialty Canada head Richard Doherty, and Marsh JLT Specialty US and Canada energy power practice leader Amy Barnes.
Silberberg first joined Marsh in 2004 as part of a graduate program, and has since served a number of specialist roles within Australia – primarily focused on the energy & power industry. In January, she relocated to Calgary to join the energy & power team.
“As the world begins to emerge from lockdown restrictions, many countries are considering how, as a consequence of the pandemic, they may accelerate their decarbonisation programs to take advantage of the recent lower demand for traditional power sources and petroleum,” commented Marsh JLT Specialty energy & power global head Andrew George.
“Depending on the location, the renewable energy sector can offer countries flexible, reliable, and proven technologies – including solar, onshore wind, offshore wind, bio-mass, hydro and battery power,” George added. “Working as part of our global renewable energy team, Joanne and Dan will play key roles in delivering the services and solutions to support our energy clients in Canada and the UK as they transition towards more sustainable and carbon-neutral futures.”