21 August 2017

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  • JLT Australia announces partnership with Cricket Australia, with the iconic Sheffield Shield now renamed the JLT Sheffield Shield.
  • JLT will also sponsor the One-Day Cup, featuring a CA XI squad to play against State squads.
  • JLT is now the official risk partner of both Cricket Australia and the AFL.

Strengthening its leadership in the sports risk market, JLT is honoured to be the official risk partner of both Cricket Australia and the AFL - making the nation’s favourite sports safer for all – on and off the field.

“Being the leader in the business of sport risk in Australia, we are proud to continue our tradition of bringing the game to the broader community. We are delighted to support Cricket Australia and contribute to an integral part of Australia’s sporting culture at the elite and grass roots levels,” said Leo Demer, CEO, JLT Australia and New Zealand.

“Supporting the game that unites and inspires Australians of many ages and cultures is important to JLT. The partnership with Cricket Australia highlights our shared values of hard work, ingenuity, and collaboration.”

JLT’s partnership with Cricket Australia secures the naming rights for the much anticipated Sheffield Shield, which will now be known as the JLT Sheffield Shield and the thrilling JLT One-Day Cup.

“Cricket Australia and JLT have a long standing relationship and we are excited to be strengthening this partnership and aligning JLT with our premier domestic product through the support of the JLT Sheffield Shield,” said James Sutherland, CEO, Cricket Australia.

“Domestic Cricket is the training ground for our Australian stars and we look forward to working with JLT to support the community at large through their partnership with Cricket Australia.”

JLT combines specialist knowledge of the sports sector with market leading expertise to manage and mitigate risk, no matter where games are played, creating safer sporting environments for valued partners and the wider sporting community across Australia. With over 30 years of specialist insight and the largest dedicated sport risk team in Australia designing and implementing risk management solutions, JLT supports sport at all levels.

“No matter what the sport, JLT’s role is to support and protect the game and its players. We look forward to working with Cricket Australia and using our deep risk expertise to empower and grow the game,” said Leo Demer.

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Diya Ingleshwar, Public Relations and Communications Executive, JLT. Phone: 02 9290 8075 / 0409 369 557. Email: Diya.Ingleshwar@jlta.com.au


About JLT Sport

JLT is a leader in risk management solutions for sport. At JLT Sport, we combine our specialist knowledge of the sports sector with market leading expertise to mitigate risk and create safer sporting environments for our valued partners around Australia. With over 30 years of specialist insight in designing and implementing risk management solutions, we pride ourselves on creating a better and safer sporting world. JLT Sport in Australia forms part of the global JLT Sport practice, giving us direct access to the Australian market and world insurance hubs to deliver effective, personalised solutions for clients.

About Jardine Lloyd Thompson

Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence. JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in 40 territories with more than 10,600 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries. For further information about JLT, please visit our website www.jlt.com.

About JLT Australia

JLT Australia operates out of more than 22 offices across Australia with over 1,000 industry professionals. Backed by its global risk groups, JLT Australia is uniquely structured to provide innovative insurance, risk management and employee benefits solutions to companies and individuals in all states and territories. JLT Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc,.

For further information about JLT Australia, please visit our website www.au.jlt.com.