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JLT Specialty USA Announces Appointment of Gavin Shiels as Senior Vice President

SAN FRANCISCO, April 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), one of the world’s leading specialty-focused providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gavin Shiels as Senior Vice President.

Shiels has more than a decade of experience in the insurance industry. Most recently, Shiels comes from Aon where he was Senior Vice President in the San Francisco office, focused on building and managing colleague teams to provide risk advisory, consulting, and brokerage services to clients in the Real Estate, Technology, Financial Institution, and Food & Beverage industries. Prior to that, Shiels managed a team of property brokerage professionals in San Francisco, overseeing all aspects of the design, negotiation, and implementation of large and complex commercial property insurance placements for clients in the Bay Area and throughout the West Coast.

Shiels will be based in San Francisco, where his primary focus will be on client development within JLT’s Real Estate Practice and leading JLT teams in exemplary service. Shiels will play a pivotal role in offering insights on the insurance marketplace and delivering specialized solutions for JLT’s clients by leveraging his notable experience in the field.

“We could not be more delighted to officially welcome Gavin to the JLT Specialty USA team,” said Michael Rice, Chief Executive Officer at JLT Specialty USA. “Gavin’s experience in the insurance industry will prove to be invaluable to our team and our clients on the West Coast."

“We are excited to announce Gavin’s appointment and happy to welcome him to the JLT team as we continue to invest in our growing Real Estate Practice,” added Gary Pestana, Executive Vice President and U.S. Real Estate Practice leader at JLT Specialty USA.

JLT encourages any potential applicants interested in rapidly developing their careers and becoming part of its U.S. Specialty team to contact Sue Corney at 518-782-3143, sue.corney@jltholdings.com.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

About Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT.L)
Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence.

JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in 40 territories with more than 10,600 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries.

For further information about JLT, please visit our website www.jlt.com and follow us on LinkedIn at JLT Group and Twitter @JLTGroup.

About JLT Specialty USA
JLT Specialty USA is the U.S. platform of the leading specialty business advisory firm, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group. Our experts have deep industry and product experience serving leading U.S. and global firms. Our key to client success is our freedom to be creative, collaborative, and analytical while challenging conventions, redefining problems, creating new analytical insights, and exploring new boundaries to deliver solutions for each client’s unique business and risks.

For further information about JLT, please visit our website www.jltus.com and follow us on LinkedIn at JLT Specialty USA and Twitter @JLTSpecialtyUSA.

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Source:JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc.