Broker to provide risk and insurance solutions to sports and events clients worldwide

Marsh has launched a Global Events Practice to provide risk and insurance solutions to sports and events clients worldwide.

Led by Global Events Practice leader Warren Harper, it will provide risk management programme design, crisis management, contingency planning and insurance services to Events Organising Committees, Sports Federations and Governing Bodies.

Members of the Global Events Practice have been involved in every summer and winter Olympic Games since Calgary in 1988, the Football and Rugby World Cups, and most recently was involved in the risk and insurance programmes for the new national stadium at Wembley.

Commenting on the launch of the new practice, Warren Harper, Global Events Practice Leader at Marsh said: “World-class sport and events demand world-class advice. Marsh has over two decades of experience in sport and global events and we have tried-and-tested risk solutions designed specifically for this market.

“Events such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships and the role of Federations and Governing Bodies in sport have complex risk profiles. Our team acts as an extension of our clients’ staff, allowing them to focus on their primary task - producing outstanding sports and events for global audiences to enjoy.”

Marsh’s Global Events Practice is part of the Global Sports, Entertainment and Events Practice, which is led by Dennis Donovan in the firm’s Philadelphia office. The Practice is dedicated to helping clients reduce the total cost of risk associated with sports and entertainment exposures.