Keith Thurman joins Lockton Re to drive Workers' Compensation practice

NEW YORK, 14 May 2020 - Lockton Re, the global reinsurance business of the world’s largest privately held independent insurance broker, is pleased to announce that Keith Thurman has joined the Lockton Re Atlanta office to lead the buildout of its’ Workers’ Compensation practice in the US working closely with colleagues both there and in the UK.

Commenting on the appointment Nick Durant, CEO, North America, Lockton Re, said, “Keith is a great addition to our growing team at Lockton Re. He has over 20 years of treaty reinsurance broking experience and understands the need for us to think creatively, act quickly and offer innovative solutions. In the current rapidly moving market landscape the expertise and experience that Keith can offer is extremely valuable”. 

Keith started his career at E.W Blanch Co. and was most recently at Aon. Over time, he has focused on the Workers’ Compensation line of business, working with a variety of carriers.  His experience has ranged from state funds and residual markets mechanisms to main street and specialty niche writers, including mining, forest products, and other high hazard classes such as construction and trucking.  He also served as a member of Aon Re’s Workers’ Compensation Practice Group. 

Nick Durant concludes, “Keith’s responsibilities will include developing product and content for clients and prospects ranging from State Funds and Regional Carriers to Global Insurers, while bringing thought leadership and expertise in the Workers’ Compensation arena to our US Reinsurance offering and broker teams.  Additionally, he will be working closely with our Analytics and Rating Agency Advisory teams to further develop Workers’ Compensation capabilities and tailored solutions in conjunction with Lockton’s proprietary SAGETM platform.     

“Keith will be part of our ongoing drive to provide new and different perspectives for the best solutions as we help our clients to understand, mitigate and capitalize on risk with greater transparency and efficiency”.