Transitions – September 2013

Some of the industry’s biggest players have made big appointments in recent weeks. Read on for all the details.


Brendan Hammond has been appointed as General Counsel for Australia and New Zealand. Hammond has been with the multiline property and casualty insurer since 2008 as the Deputy General Counsel. As a qualified solicitor in England, Wales and Australia Hammond brings with him 15 years experience that have assisted him in co-authoring two ACE white papers on multinational risk.

ACE Country President for Australia and New Zealand Giles Ward says: “In his five years with ACE, Brendan has developed a detailed knowledge of the ACE business to complement his broad experience in private and commercial practice. I have every confidence that, under his leadership, ACE’s Legal and Compliance team will continue to add value to our overall business proposition.”

Hammond is a member of the Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA) and the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association (ACLA).


As a result of a major business realignment, Marsh has announced the business will now comprise of three distinct entities: Marsh Pty Ltd, Marsh Advantage Insurance and Marsh & McLennan Agency.

Scott Leney will use his 25 years of experience with Marsh Pty Ltd to inform him in his leadership of the company. Risk advisory and insurance broking operations serving the corporate and middle market segments will exist under this arm along with Marsh Risk Consulting.

Travis Kemp has been appointed Executive Director of the forthcoming Marsh Advantage Insurance Pty Ltd (MAI). The national brokerage will service the small and medium business segment and include the Schemes & Affinity, Private Client Services and Retail Life Advisers divisions. Prior to his appointment Kemp was the General Manager of the Employee Benefits division and Marsh AR business.

Lorna Molam will continue in her position as head of Marsh & McLennan Agency Pty Ltd (MMA). The entity will support the Marsh and MAI businesses as the insurance placement platform.  

McCabes Lawyers

Andrew Sharpe has accepted the position of Principal in the Insurance division at McCabes Lawyers after 20 years at DLA Piper. During his tenure Sharpe was twice recognised for his excellence as an insurance lawyer in the Australian Financial Review. He is also the Chair of the Law Council of Australia and National Insurance Lawyers Group.

Sharpe has acted for the Insurance Council of Australia and other leading insurers and is co-author of the “Australian Insurance Law – Annotated” Looseleaf Service through Lexis Nexis Butterworths.

Moray & Agnew Lawyers

Special Counsel Scott Moloney has joined Moray & Agnew Lawyers. Moloney has extensive Commonwealth Government experience and has completed a number of senior-level secondments with government clients. His appointment comes as part of the firm’s move to strengthen its services to the Federal Government.