Marsh appoints Shannan Fort as International Cyber Product Leader


Marsh has announced (8 February) the appointment of Shannan Fort as International Cyber Product Leader, Marsh Specialty. Effective 1 April, Ms. Fort will be based in London and report to Gregory Eskins, Global Cyber Insurance Center Leader, and Kelly Butler, UK Cyber Leader, Marsh Specialty.

As part of the newly created Global Cyber Insurance Center which launched on January 1, Ms. Fort will focus on product innovation and commercialisation and services that support clients in developing robust risk management and resilience strategies that respond to existing and emerging cyber threats. She will work closely with Marsh McLennan’s cyber risk experts to provide technical product support and training to clients globally.

Ms. Fort will bring over 16 years’ international experience to the role and will join from McGill and Partners, where she has served as a Partner - Financial Lines, Cyber, since November 2020. Previously, Ms. Fort worked for Aon for 13 years in various leadership roles in New York and London, including Cyber Product Development Leader in Aon’s Global Broking Centre.

Commenting on Ms. Fort’s appointment, Mr. Eskins said: “Cyber risk remains an urgent, volatile, and evolving challenge to our clients' enterprises and their resiliency; many organisations continue to strive towards building effective and efficient cyber risk mitigation and insurance programmes that will protect their people and assets in the event of a critical cyber event.

“Shannan will play a central role in advancing cyber risk management and insurance solutions in support of our clients’ need to address these rapidly evolving cyber threats, and capitalise on the possibilities presented by new and emerging technologies.”