Shannan Fort (Moderator)
Partner – Financial Lines, Cyber
Member of McGill and Partners Financial Lines team, heading Cyber and commercial Errors & Omissions placements, product development and innovation in the London market, including proprietary wording/amendatory endorsements, cyber focused training, client/prospect risk analysis. Focuses on a variety of Professional Liability placements including: Miscellaneous Professional Liability, Cyber Liability, Technology Errors & Omissions and Media Liability. She also specializes in placing complex Cyber coverage programs for first-time buyers.
Joined Aon full-time (Early Career Development Program) in July 2006, spending 6 months in Casualty Brokerage, 6 months in Account Management and joined the Professional Risk Solutions (PRS) Team in 2007. After leaving Aon in 2009, taught English in Morioka, Japan until 2010. Rejoined the PRS Team in 2011 in New York and moved to the wholesale Global Broking Centre in London in 2015. Given product development responsibilities in 2017 and appointed Co-Team Leader in 2018. Joined McGill and Partners to lead the Cyber/Technology efforts in November 2020 (13+ years experience in the Insurance industry, 12+ years in E&O/Cyber).
Areas of Strength
Shannan’s areas of strength include exposure analysis, customized program development, wording review/amendment, cyber insurance training, brokerage negotiation and placement of Professional Liability and Cyber risks. While she has experience and expertise across all industries, her focus for Cyber Liability for the Healthcare, Education, Public Sector and Financial Institution industries. She has speaks on a variety of Cyber Liability panels and has co-authored multiple whitepapers, including the Federation of European Risk Management Associations 2018 “Preparing for Cyber Insurance” whitepaper.
Education, Awards & Nominations
B.B.A. – Howard University, May 2006
A.R.M. – July 2007
Advisen 2017, 2019 & 2020 Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year – London – Nominated
Insurance Insider Cyber Ranking Awards 2017 & 2019 Most Skilled Broker – Nominated
Insurance Insider Cyber Ranking Awards 2017, 2019 & 2020 Cyber Broker of the Year – Nominated