Guy Carpenter & Company announced that Jonathan Stephenson has been appointed Managing Director of Guy Carpenter’s Australia operations and CEO of the firm’s Pacific region, effective July 1, 2011.
Based in Sydney, Mr. Stephenson will report directly to James Nash, CEO of Guy Carpenter’s Asia Pacific operations. He also will work closely with David Priebe, Chairman of Global Client Development, to create an integrated platform that delivers Guy Carpenter’s full range of resources and capabilities to clients in the Pacific region.
Since joining Guy Carpenter in 1991, Mr. Stephenson has focused on reinsurance coverage for large national insurers based in Canada. His deep experience spans property, casualty, engineering, accident, health, agriculture, professional liability and aviation.
Mr. Stephenson holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from McGill University and a Masters of Business Administration with distinction from the University of Western Ontario. He is a member of the Insurance Institute of Ontario.
Alex Moczarski, President and CEO, stated, “Australia and New Zealand are key strategic markets for our firm, and we are pleased that Jonathan will be running our operations there. He brings a unique combination of experience and expertise to the leadership team, and his fresh insights and dedicated focus will enhance our ability to serve clients in this region as we help them meet their risk management needs.”
James Nash, CEO of Asia Pacific Region, added, “Jonathan’s appointment comes at a critical time, as the Pacific region works through the recent series of unprecedented natural catastrophes. We look forward to the innovative solutions that his collaboration with David Priebe and Guy Carpenter’s entire global network will deliver to help clients navigate these challenges.”