JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc., announced the appointment Keith Cornish as Director.

The appointment is part of JLT’s continued investment into Construction specialty further supporting JLT’s partnership with Construction Risk Partners in January 2017. JLT is committed to building market leading teams to provide clients with an unmatched specialized capability and expertise within their specialty areas.

Cornish brings more than 25 years of diverse experience in Corporate Risk Management and Brokerage Operations to JLT’s Construction practice. He will join the organization’s leadership team and focus on business development and managing existing client relationships. Most recently, Cornish served as the Regional Senior Vice President for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and led their construction operations for the Northeast Region. Prior to Gallagher, Keith was Director of Risk Management for Hunter Roberts Construction Group, where he created a risk management platform when he joined the firm as a start-up in 2005.

“We are committed to bringing the best specialists to our clients and will continue to invest in our Construction capabilities in the U.S.,” said Mike Rice, Chief Executive Officer at JLT Specialty USA. “JLT has over 400 construction experts across the globe, we have specialized resources to support clients wherever and whenever they need us.” “We are delighted to announce Keith’s appointment and thrilled to welcome him to our team,” said Joe Charczenko, Partner, Construction Risk Partners a JLT Group Company. “Keith’s experience in our industry and leadership will be invaluable to our team and our clients.”

Cornish holds a B.B.A in Risk Management & Insurance from The College of Insurance.