Broker appoints former Aon boss to head transport, engineering and utilities group

JLT has appointed Andy Bear to head up a new transport, engineering and utilities industry practice group.

Bear previously led Aon's transport sector and has been appointed as head of practice, transport, engineering and utilities at JLT.

He said: "JLT's focus on clients, its team of talented people and a commitment to industry practices were the key reasons I joined the business. As with the other practices in JLT, we will deliver market leading services and expertise to our clients through dedicated sector teams. I am really excited about working within a business that has such a continuing momentum of organic growth and drive."

Ron Hayes, managing director, Global Risk Solutions, JLT, added: ''We have seen our focus on industry sectors work very well in Life Sciences and Communications & Technology in Global Risk Solutions as well as other areas of the business.

"Our clients value true industry expertise with teams made up of people from both the insurance sector and their own industry. The creation of a Transport, Engineering and Utilities Practice with a global remit is an exciting development for our clients and for JLT."