Lockton’s growth attracting the strongest talent in the industry

Lockton, the world’s largest independent insurance broker, has today announced the appointment of Lewis Parle, Laura Patrick, and Lauren McKay, all with immediate effect.

Lewis Parle will lead client solutions in Intellectual Property Risk. Lewis joins from Icen Risk, where he led a transactional IP risk team. Lewis brings to Lockton his extensive experience of using innovative IP insurance solutions to help facilitate transactions and investments involving some of the world’s best-known businesses. Lewis will service international risks from London. He will be responsible for developing specialist IP and transactional insurance products and solutions, ensuring clients are able to manage and mitigate IP risks.

Laura Patrick joins Lockton as Producer and Due Diligence Project Manager from Artex, where she oversaw the insurance needs of a portfolio of captive insurance and market facing reinsurance accounts.

Lauren McKay joins Lockton from CBRE, where she led business development and client solutions for real estate investors and landlords. She will be leading Business Development for Lockton’s Transactional Risk Real Estate team.

Harry Blakelock, Head of Transactional Risk at Lockton, said: “These hires are testament to the impressive growth our transactional risks team has undergone in the last few years. Their skills, knowledge and experience ensure we can continue developing market-first solutions to meet clients’ increasingly challenging and interwoven risks. Our team and clients will benefit immensely from both Lewis, Laura and Lauren’s invaluable insight and years of experience as we look to realise our ambitious growth trajectory.”

Lewis Parle said: “I was eager to join Lockton due to the firms’ ongoing commitment to innovation and impeccable client service. I am looking forward to continuing to evolve its offering and bring new, bespoke IP solutions to a range of clients across the world.”

Lockton’s growth trajectory continues to attract the strongest talent in the industry, allowing the team to continue providing best in class service to its clients.

Lockton has been awarded the Best Place to Work in Insurance for 13 years in a row, is a 2022 US Best Managed Company and has been recognised by Forbes as a 2022 Best Large Employer and Best Employer for Diversity.