Guy Carpenter & Company, a risk and reinsurance specialist and part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, has named Liz Flynn as the new global COO. She will be based in New York and will report to Peter Zaffino, president and CEO of the company.

In her new role, Ms Flynn will be responsible for developing and implementing the company’s global operational initiatives. She will oversee client support services and information technologies groups, and also Reinsurance Solutions (RSL). She will also join the company’s executive committee.

Prior to joining Guy Carpenter, Ms Flynn was SVP of Restructuring Office, separation and transition amnagement at AIG. Previously, she was the company’s corporate vice president of global tansformation initiatives. She also served in multiple executive roles at JP Morgan Chase.

Mr Zaffino, said: “I look forward to working with her closely as Guy Carpenter continues to increase its organizational effectiveness and extend our client delivery capabilities. This appointment demonstrates our ongoing ability to attract the leading professionals in the financial industry to Guy Carpenter.”