Lockton grows global construction practice with new hires

Cook, Coward and Leeming join from Marsh, where they all currently hold SVP roles

Lockton, the privately-owned independent insurance broker, has expanded its Global Construction Practice (GCP) with the appointment of several new senior hires dedicated to providing client sector “expertise and construction project support across international markets”.

James Cook, Deputy International Practice leader, Steve Leeming, senior VP, International Construction, and Lewis Coward, head of placement, Global Construction Practice, have been brought in to work with international clients and major global projects from Lockton’s London based GCP team.

Cook, Coward and Leeming join from Marsh, where they all currently hold SVP roles. Coward will join Lockton in June, followed by Cook and Leeming who will start in September this year.

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Richard Owen, head of Lockton Global Real Estate and Construction, said: “The arrival of James, Steve and Lewis adds significant additional expertise and experience to an already high calibre team.

“As one the largest specialty construction practices in the London market, our team of dedicated construction insurance practitioners are managing some of the biggest and most complex construction, engineering, civil and infrastructure projects across the globe.”

He added: “The expanded team bolsters our offering as an uncompromised alternative proposition to the global construction industry.”

Lockton’s growth in the sector is further supported by the appointment of Libby Snow as VP UK and Europe Project Team, with the firm adding she will be “instrumental” in driving the development strategy in the European market. Snow joins in July from Gallagher’s UK Construction team.

David Hayhow, head of Lockton’s Global Construction Practice said: “This next phase for our business will be to continue our close collaboration with our international Lockton offices and global partners to achieve growth and attract the most talented construction specialists into the GCP.

“Our independent ownership and our global brand makes us uniquely placed to building lasting relationships with our clients and become the market leading speciality broker in the Global Construction space.”

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