Guy Carpenter today announced the appointment of Miles Shephard as Managing Director and Head of GC AccessSM, International, effective October 2021.
In this role, Mr. Shephard will be responsible for overseeing all activities across the International division of GC Access, the Company’s dedicated program business unit. He and the team will work with clients to provide a range of transaction services and program solutions, spanning carrier selection, (re)insurance placement, capital market access, contract expertise and servicing, as well as analytical and modeling capabilities.
GC Access is focused exclusively on the development of fully optimized program solutions that connect MGAs and carriers, delivering a seamless approach to finding capacity for clients. The business unit represents a team of dedicated program brokers, contract specialists, modelers and actuaries, and provides fully integrated services across all aspects of the MGA space, from initial start-up support and contract development, through to partner vetting and the integration of relevant insurtech solutions.
Mr. Shephard is a highly experienced market practitioner, having worked in the specialty insurance and reinsurance markets for more than 35 years. Most recently, he was Executive Chairman, Global MGA & Portfolio Solutions, at Aon Reinsurance Solutions. During his career, he was also Head and Founder of the LNA Binding Authority and Programs Unit at Benfield. In addition, Mr. Shephard has held senior roles at SVB Syndicates and RK Carvill & Co.
“We see huge growth potential in the program sector driven by increased carrier interest, market innovation and enhanced structural efficiency,” said Michael Jameson, President of GC Access. “With the establishment of GC Access and now the appointment of Miles to lead our International operations, Guy Carpenter is primed to deliver our sector expertise, proprietary analytics and unique program tools, bringing MGAs and carriers together in the most efficient and effective way possible.”
Based in London, Mr. Shephard will report to Mr. Jameson and Kevin Fisher, Chairman of Guy Carpenter UK, Global Specialties and London North America.
Mr. Fisher said: “Miles’s appointment as Head of GC Access, International further demonstrates our commitment to adding resources and building out GC Access’ capabilities. He is an outstanding practitioner with unrivalled expertise in the sector and under his stewardship, and with the breadth of capabilities available to him, we will be able to deliver best-in-class solutions for our clients and prospects.”