LONDON: 10 June 2011
Cooper Gay has hired two divisional directors to its London downstream energy team, with the intention of driving international growth in this specialist sector.
Neil Jurd joins from Alesco Risk Management Services where he led the onshore broking team. He has spent 20 years procuring, placing and managing downstream energy and power accounts in Brazil, Ecuador, Europe, the Caribbean and the US.
Jon Parker also recently moved to Cooper Gay's energy team from GCFac in London, where he was a Senior Vice President within the global property division. Jon has 20 years' experience in the London market, delivering solutions for both onshore energy and power generation clients with a specific focus on Latin America.
Both senior hires are part of Cooper Gay's ongoing strategy of enhancing its London-based energy expertise. Correspondingly, four senior executives have joined the upstream team over the past six months.
Commenting on the downstream team expansion, Shaun Hooper, chief executive officer at Cooper Gay & Co Ltd, said: "Cooper Gay intends to become a leading energy broker in both the London and global markets. Hiring well-respected experts such as Neil and Jon will not only enable us to continue the expansion of our downstream and power portfolio but also will enhance the capabilities of the Group as a whole to better service our energy clients across the globe."
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Founded in 1965, Cooper Gay is one of the world's leading independent insurance and reinsurance intermediaries. Headquartered in London, and operating at Lloyd's, Cooper Gay forms part of the Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford Group, the largest independent global wholesale and reinsurance broker.
The Group has a global network and truly international reach, with over 1,400 skilled professionals operating from more than 60 offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australasia.