Introducing Lockton Advisory

Lockton Australia is delighted to announce the launch of its Lockton Advisory (“LA”) business and a number of senior appointments to the new dedicated division.

LA will build upon the global capabilities of Lockton to deliver a suite of risk, capital and placement services to both the (re)insurance industry and corporate clients requiring bespoke insurance products across Australia, New Zealand and Pacific.

Lockton Pacific CEO, Paul Marsden, says the initial focus will be on reinsurance (both treaty and facultative), MGA solutions including placement, capital management, strategic advisory and innovative risk transfer products.

“Lockton Advisory brings an innovative and aligned approach to the increasingly complex needs of those operating within the (re)insurance sector, as well as those reliant on its services. Today’s announcement expands our unique, unrivalled service proposition built on taking great care of clients with genuine specialists and on-the-ground expertise.

“As a family-owned organisation, we deliberately invest in areas where we know we can make the greatest difference with client advocates who advance our undeniable commitment to client service. The new team forming Lockton Advisory share this absolute focus on clients,” he adds.

Leveraging the resources and talent of a global company, Lockton Advisory is backed by a team of highly experienced local specialists and industry leaders including John Philipsz, who joins as Chief Executive Officer, alongside Partners Russell Hails and Max Garratt.

“I am delighted to welcome John, Russell and Max to Lockton. They are outstanding, client-first professionals with a proven track record, exceptional reputation and network of long-standing global relationships who will significantly enhance our specialist capabilities and offer even greater value to clients in the region. We’re putting deep specialisation and experience in front of clients. Experience our clients can rely on and trust,” Mr Marsden adds.

Lockton Advisory CEO, Mr Philipsz, says: “The (re)insurance market and those dependent on its services, are navigating increasingly diverse objectives spanning financial outcomes as well as environmental, social and governance responsibilities. Lockton Advisory is uniting a team that will provide clients with expert advice, contemporary solutions and execution excellence in meeting these goals.”

John Philipsz, Chief Executive Officer

John has 25 years of industry experience, primarily working within capital markets, advisory and reinsurance. He was formerly the CEO of Willis Reinsurance Australia, Co-Head of Asia Pacific for Willis Capital Markets & Advisory, and has held various roles within the investment banking industry across the UK, Japan and the US.

Russell Hails, Partner

Russell has 30 years insurance and reinsurance experience in Australia, the UK & the US. He was formerly an Executive Director at Willis Reinsurance Australia, establishing and leading their facultative & MGA offerings.

Max Garratt, Partner

Max has 20 years of experience in both the insurance and reinsurance sectors. Previously an Executive Director at Willis Reinsurance Australia, Max was responsible for advising on and placing large global casualty treaty programs along with bespoke facultative and MGA placements. He also spent over 10 years in the London market placing complex global risks in both the company and Lloyd’s of London market.

Lockton is the world’s largest privately-held insurance brokerage. It has 8,500+ professionals in over 100 offices, focused on providing more than 65,000 clients with the best in risk management, insurance, and employee benefits services.

“In 1966, Jack Lockton founded our company with a simple idea: deliver the best service in the industry. Our clients tell our story best: 98% client retention rate in Australia. Lockton Advisory will only add further strength to our Australia and New Zealand operations,” Mr Marsden explains.