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The complexities of mining project lifecycles require understanding that goes beyond traditional ways of managing risk. Our 300 dedicated global specialists deliver robust, cost-effective risk management and risk transfer programs that enhance project resilience.

The global mining industry faces many challenges: commodity price fluctuation, remote operations and extended supply chains, COVID-19 impacts, cost management, access to financing, and increasing expectations around social, economic, and environmental engagement with host communities and regulators. Meanwhile, investors demand operational rigour and capital discipline to ensure appropriate returns from capital-intensive assets and projects.

Marsh’s mining and minerals specialists help companies large and small avoid, manage, and transfer risk across the entire mining lifecycle, from junior exploration to mine closure.

With an in-depth understanding of the industry and broad advisory capabilities, we support miners, contractors, traders, and mining financiers with anticipating and proactively addressing the changing risk profile of your projects and the environments in which you operate.


mining specialists worldwide


mining-focused offices


Approximately US$750 million of mining premium placed in the market


Insurance programs will vary throughout the stages of the lifecycle and the operations of the business. However, they generally include:

  • Material damage and business interruption
  • Contractors all risks and delay in start up
  • Third party liability
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Marine cargo and stock throughput
  • Workers’ compensation*
  • Security focused risks (i.e., political risks and political violence, terrorism and sabotage, kidnap, ransom, and extortion)
  • Cyber
  • Personal accident and life assurance.

* Marsh does not arrange workers compensation insurance in those States where there is a government scheme and provides only consultancy services in those States.

In the face of heightened volatility, organisational resilience is increasingly important. Risk management solutions can provide you with insights in relation to:

  • Review: Analysing, modelling, and assessing the strategies, procedures, and safeguards that your company has in place from a project and corporate risk perspective.
  • Restructure: Designing new strategies for identifying and mitigating risk, including risk transfer program design.
  • React: Specific services to support your company in the event of a loss or if your company becomes distressed.
  • Recover: Managing the aftermath of an incident or loss, and enabling your company to get back to business as soon as possible.

Our people

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Toby Van der Venne

Head of Mining Client Services

Our people

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Jamie Coughlan

National Practice Leader - Mining

  • Australia

Marsh Pty Ltd (ABN 86 004 651 512, AFSL 238983) (“Marsh”) arrange this insurance and is not the insurer. The Discretionary Trust Arrangement is issued by the Trustee, JLT Group Services Pty Ltd (ABN 26 004 485 214, AFSL 417964) (“JGS”). JGS is part of the Marsh group of companies. Any advice in relation to the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is provided by JLT Risk Solutions Pty Ltd (ABN 69 009 098 864, AFSL 226827) which is a related entity of Marsh. The cover provided by the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is subject to the Trustee’s discretion and/or the relevant policy terms, conditions and exclusions. This website contains general information, does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs and may not suit your personal circumstances. For full details of the terms, conditions and limitations of the covers and before making any decision about whether to acquire a product, refer to the specific policy wordings and/or Product Disclosure Statements available from JLT Risk Solutions on request. Full information can be found in the JLT Risk Solutions Financial Services Guide.”