Guy Carpenter has announced two senior appointments within its non-marine specialty division. James Johns will serve as managing director, effective 12 August, 2021, and Joshua O’Donoghue will serve as senior vice president, effective 8 November, 2021.
In his new role, Johns will operate as a leading broker and account executive specializing in providing property risk and catastrophe reinsurance solutions for a broad range of direct and facultative clients. Based in London, he will report to Stephen Firmin, managing director, non-marine specialty, Guy Carpenter.
He joins from Willis Re where he was an executive director specializing in London Market property reinsurance. During his 30-year career, spanning both broking and underwriting, he was also global head of Property at both Talbot Syndicate and Marsh UK, where he worked for 22 years.
Meanwhile, O’Donoghue will act as a senior broker and account executive, focusing on property retrocession, as well as direct and facultative reinsurance placements. Based in London, he will report to Roland Morse, managing director, non-marine specialty, Guy Carpenter.
He joins from Aon where he was a non-marine retrocession broker and prior to this was a US Property reinsurance broker at Willis Re. He has “considerable” expertise in the production and placement of property-specific business having worked across a wide range of client companies in London and Bermuda.
Commenting on the appointments, Richard Morgan, head of non-marine specialties, managing director, global specialties, Guy Carpenter, said: “I am delighted to welcome two incredibly skilled and highly respected market practitioners into our Non-Marine Specialty division.
“The combined experience and expertise that James and Josh bring to these roles will be vital in ensuring we continue to provide truly differentiated and extensive client value. They are joining a very strong and highly respected team and their introduction will help further elevate our standing in the Non-Marine Specialty sector.”