Marsh promotes Jeremy Cooke to Vice Chairman of Global Placement

28 July 2016 2 min. read
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Marsh has promoted insurance industry veteran Jeremy Cooke to the role of Vice Chairman of Global Placement, based in London. Cooke is tasked with further expanding the firm’s presence in key growth areas, including negotiations on facilities, quota shares and key accounts.

Jeremy Cooke has worked at Marsh since 2004. He joined as a Senior Adviser, after which he took on the role of Global Head of Market Relationship Management, and has been, since 2014, the Head of International Placement. Previously, Cooke worked at Markel International, where, from 1999, he held the role of President and CEO. Earlier roles include Chairman and CEO of Investors Insurance Group, where he started in 1991 and President and CEO of Major Surplus, which he joined in 1978. In addition, Cooke was the President of the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) between 1985 and 1986 and served as Vice Chairman of London & International Insurance Brokers Association (LIIBA).

Jeremy Cooke - Marsh

Cooke’s promotion sees him take the role of Vice Chairman of Global Placement, from the firm’s London base. In the role, Cooke takes responsibility for a number of growth areas, including negotiations on facilities, quota shares and key accounts. Cooke reports to the firm’s Global Head of Industry Specialties and Placement, Dean Klisura.

Commenting on Cooke’s appointment, Dean Kilsura says, “Our clients trust Marsh to provide advice and solutions that enable them to manage risk effectively and grow their business. With his extensive knowledge and experience, Jeremy is well-placed to bring further innovation to the already broad range of placement capabilities we deliver to our clients.”

Cooke adds, “Working with our Global Placement network, I look forward to developing the innovative and market-leading solutions our clients have come to expect from Marsh. By helping them, and the wider insurance industry, respond quickly to the rapidly-evolving risk landscape we can make a meaningful contribution to the success of their organisation.”

Marsh is a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, the parent of also Mercer, Oliver Wyman, NERA Economic Consulting and Guy Carpenter.