Guy Carpenter appoints head of GC Access

Global risk and reinsurance specialist, Guy Carpenter and Company, has announced the appointment of Miles Shephard as managing director and head of GC Access, International.

His role will be effective October 2021, when Shephard will assume responsibility for overseeing all activities across the International division of GC Access, the company’s dedicated program business unit. 

He will work with clients to provide a range of transaction services and programme solutions, spanning carrier selection, (re)insurance placement, capital market access, contract expertise and servicing, as well as analytical and modeling capabilities. 

GC Access is focused exclusively on the development of fully optimised programme solutions that connect MGAs and carriers. The business unit includes a team of programme brokers, contract specialists, modelers and actuaries, and provides fully integrated services across all aspects of the MGA space.

Shepherd has worked in the specialty insurance and reinsurance markets for more than 35 years. Prior to his appointment, he was executive chairman, Global MGA and Portfolio Solutions, at Aon Reinsurance Solutions. 

He was also head and founder of the LNA Binding Authority and Programs Unit at Benfield, and has held senior roles at SVB Syndicates and RK Carvill and Co. 

Michael Jameson, president of GC Access, said: “We see huge growth potential in the program sector driven by increased carrier interest, market innovation and enhanced structural efficiency.

“With the establishment of GC Access and now the appointment of Miles to lead our International operations, Guy Carpenter is primed to deliver our sector expertise, proprietary analytics and unique program tools, bringing MGAs and carriers together in the most efficient and effective way possible.” 

Fisher said: “Miles’s appointment as Head of GC Access, International further demonstrates our commitment to adding resources and building out GC Access’ capabilities. 

“He is an outstanding practitioner with unrivalled expertise in the sector and under his stewardship, and with the breadth of capabilities available to him, we will be able to deliver best-in-class solutions for our clients and prospects.”

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