LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (LSE:JLT), one of the world’s leading specialty-focused providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shirley Griffith Bourke as Senior Vice President.

Based in Los Angeles, Shirley will be focused on managing the needs of a number of film and television clients. She will be instrumental in the development of building a strong team in Los Angeles that will provide a proactive and innovative approach to the increasingly complex risks associated with filmed production.

Shirley brings to JLT Specialty USA an extensive amount of experience in the film and television industry.  Dedicated to the Hollywood Studio clientele, she has handled some of the most complex, unique and hazardous films ever made.

“We are happy to have Shirley join our Entertainment and Hospitality team in Los Angeles,” said Joe Addison, Executive Vice President and Head of the Entertainment and Hospitality practice at JLT Specialty USA. “Shirley’s experience and in depth knowledge in the film and television industry will be a pivotal part of our continued expansion into the entertainment business”.

“We are thrilled to have Shirley join the JLT team as we continue to build the best in class business platform for the film and television industry”, added Pat Donnelly, President & Deputy Chief Executive Officer at JLT Specialty USA.

Throughout her career, Shirley has worked with the some of the largest entertainment studios as well as collaborated with a variety of the studio departments including; Risk Management, Production, Legal and Finance in order to design insurance programs that respond to the diverse needs of her clients. Shirley spent the majority of her career at Albert G. Ruben, which later became Aon/Albert G. Ruben.  While there, she was the lead underwriter and was given the highest underwriting authority as an MGA for Transamerica. Shirley was recognized by Risk and Insurance Magazine as a 2009 Power Broker in Entertainment. Most recently, Shirley was with Arthur J Gallagher & Company.  

JLT encourages any potential applicants interested in rapidly developing their careers and becoming part of its U.S. Specialty team to contact Sue Corney at 518-782-3143, sue.corney@jltholdings.com.


About Jardine Lloyd Thompson
Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence.
JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in 40 territories with more than 10,600 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries.
For further information about JLT, please visit our website www.jlt.com.



JLT Specialty USA
JLT Specialty USA is the U.S. platform of the leading specialty business advisory firm, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group. Our experts have deep industry and product experience serving leading U.S. and global firms. Our key to client success is our freedom to be creative, collaborative, and analytical while challenging conventions, redefining problems, creating new analytical insights, and exploring new boundaries to deliver solutions for each client’s unique business and risks.
For further information about JLT, please visit our website www.jltus.com



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