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Marsh Strengthens Renewable Energy Capabilities with Key Appointments in UK, US, and UK

New York   |   April 27, 2020

As part of its commitment to the fast-growing global renewable energy sector, Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor, today announced key leadership appointments within Marsh JLT Specialty’s Renewable Energy team.

Oliver Holme has joined Marsh in the newly created role of UK and US Offshore Wind Leader, reporting to Hamish Roberts, Power Leader and Amy Barnes, Energy & Power Leader, US and Canada. Mr. Holme most recently served as a Lead Risk and Insurance Specialist for a Danish utility’s UK and US offshore wind operating assets and developments. Based in London, Mr. Holme is expected to transfer to Boston in early 2021.

Martin Beck has been appointed to the newly created role of Asia Offshore Wind & Renewable Energy Leader, reporting to Glenn Preece, Power & Utility Leader, Asia. Based in Singapore, Mr. Beck was formerly an offshore wind senior client advisor for Marsh GmbH in Hamburg, Germany.

Michael Kolodner has joined Marsh in the newly created role of US Renewable Energy Leader, reporting to Ms. Barnes. Based in Philadelphia, Mr. Kolodner brings nearly 20 years of operations, brokerage, advisory, and underwriting experience in clean energy risk and insurance management to the role. He joins Marsh from Nuclear Electric Insurance Ltd., where he was most recently Vice President of Underwriting.

Darren Popham has been appointed to the newly created role of UK Renewable Energy Leader, reporting to Mr. Roberts. Based in London, Mr. Popham previously was a senior vice president in Marsh JLT Specialty’s Construction Practice where he spent the last 10 years specializing in placing construction insurance for privately owned power plants on a global basis.

Commenting on the appointments, Andrew George, Global Head, Energy & Power, Marsh JLT Specialty, said: “Marsh has deep capabilities to serve renewable energy clients as the world’s clean energy transition continues with ever greater contributions from renewable sources such as wind, solar, and offshore wind. Our energy clients increasingly need advisors who can help them navigate evolving risk landscapes and provide strategic solutions. The appointments of Oliver, Martin, Michael, and Darren are pivotal as we look to increase our commitment to this dynamic and fast growing market.”

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