Luke Foord-Kelcey will be co-head of the group, along with Bill Henriques

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Aon has appointed Luke Foord-Kelcey to co-head of Aon Benfield’s global cyber practice group, thus taking a step forward into reinforcing the firm’s commitment to cyber risk management and transfer.

Based in London, Foord-Kelcey will work alongside Bill Henriques, who originally established the practice group, and will be responsible for spearheading cyber – an emerging risk that, according to several reports, is expected to reach $20bn by 2025.

Foord-Kelcey previously worked for insurance manager Tindall Riley where roles included launching and managing Athena, which provides cyber and data privacy insurance and incident response management for professional services providers. Prior to that, Luke worked as JLT Specialty’s Head of the Communications, Technology & Media Practice, and qualified as a solicitor at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (now Clyde & Co).”

Aon Benfield chief executive Eric Andersen said: “Luke’s appointment brings further impetus to the market’s drive to tackle cyber risk. This emerging class with unique characteristics requires Luke’s proven track record in this field to help our insurer clients to effectively protect their cyber business through specialist reinsurance programmes. We are excited to welcome Luke to the team as he will be a key asset to clients and Aon Benfield alike.”