26 June 2018

  • New appointments increase expertise and global reach for JLT FAC
  • JLT FAC demonstrates commitment to strategic growth 

JLT FAC, part of JLT Re, a global provider of reinsurance broking and consultancy has appointed two senior executives in London and its U.S. team.

In London, Nikki Melbourne will join the firm as Partner. She joins from RSA where she is a senior underwriter and previous to this she was underwriting at Allianz and Mapfre Global Risks. Nikki is well regarded in both the London Market and LATAM region and will be a senior producer for development of UK, European and LATAM regional FAC business.  

Joe Vitale will be joining JLT FAC as Head of Casualty based in the New York office. He will also be responsible for leading further expansion in the region. Joe has over twenty years’ experience in the industry, most recently Senior Vice President at Guy Carpenter and prior to that, Senior Vice President at Benfield heading up global facultative and casualty facultative business. Joe is expected to join JLT FAC in August subject to contractual obligations.

Vanessa Macdonald-Smith, CEO, JLT FAC said: “We are delighted to have secured these two talented senior hires. This is the first step in a strategic global expansion plan for JLT FAC. Both Nikki and Joe will enhance the expertise of the team and increase the breadth of our offerings to the market. We expect to have a number of further hires across the US by the end of the year.”   

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Helen Ferris
Head of Communications and Marketing
Tel:+44 (0) 20 7558388
Email: helen.ferris@jltre.com 



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