Sarah Stephens

Head of Cyber, International/UK Cyber Practice Leader, Marsh

Sarah is the Head of Cyber for Marsh International (ex-North America). In this role, she is  responsible for driving growth and retention strategy through dedicated regional cyber risk  and insurance practices, delivering cutting-edge cyber insurance advisory and placement to  our clients around the world in coordination with our market leading cyber consulting and  analytics capabilities. Sarah is also responsible for the Cyber Practice in the UK. Here she leads the largest cyber broking team in the London market, working directly with UK-based  clients and also with Marsh’s global network of cyber experts to advise on cyber, technology,  and media E&O (PI) risks, and deliver bespoke insurance solutions from the London market to clients around the world. 

Prior to joining pre-acquisition JLT in 2015 to build a Cyber Practice, Sarah spent 12 years with Aon in a variety of roles. Sarah was Aon’s Head of Cyber & Commercial E&O for the  Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Region, working with colleagues across business  groups and clients in the region to identify, analyse, and drive awareness of cyber risks,  exposures, and both insurance and non-insurance solutions. Previously, Sarah spent seven  years with Aon’s US cyber and errors & omissions practice group thinking nonstop about  cyber insurance way before it was cool. Her first four years at Aon were spent in the account  management group working with large clients and developing a keen eye for excellent  client service, with a brief detour from the US in the form of a secondment to Bermuda. 

Sarah received a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from Duke University in Durham, North  Carolina in 2002, and earned an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) Certification in 2005.  She is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society, and formerly part of the  Northern California Chapter Steering Committee and chair of the Europe Chapter Steering  Committee. She currently serves on the Cyber Insurance Curriculum Advisory Board. Sarah  is a regular speaker on cyber risk and insurance topics and is frequently quoted in numerous  publications including the Financial Times, and has been featured on both the BBC and Sky  News.