ACE Professional Risk Podcast #5: Evolving Challenges of Managing Global Risk

ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group of Companies, is pleased to offer Episode #5 of the “Ace Professional Risk Podcast.”

In this program, we chat with Jean McDermott-Lucey, Vice President, ACE USA Professional Risk; Neil Young, Managing Director, NYA International Ltd. and Group Director, Risk Management, ArmorGroup International Plc about Evolving Challenges of Managing Global Risk.

Jean McDermott-Lucey serves as Vice President of ACE Professional Risk’s Kidnap & Extortion underwriting team. With more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Jean is a 17-year veteran of the kidnap and ransom insurance field and has substantial experience in specialty underwriting including identity theft, credit card fraud and fidelity products and services. Earlier in her career, Jean was a broker in the risk management division at Fred S. James. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree politics from Ithaca College in New York.

Neil Young is a security and crisis management specialist who serves as Group Director Risk Management – ArmorGroup International Plc and also as Managing Director of NYA International Ltd (previously known as Neil Young Associates) and now a wholly owned subsidiary of ArmorGroup. Founded in 1990 as an independent consultancy offering contingency planning and crisis management services to clients threatened by criminal and terrorist acts, the team for which Neil is responsible, operates on a global basis and specialises in advising individuals and multinational corporations on the prevention of and response to kidnap and extortion.

Download the Podcast here. ( 22.2 mb stereo MP3 file, 00:16:10 duration).

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ACE USA is the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group of Companies, headed by ACE Limited (NYSE: ACE), and is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor’s. ACE USA, through its underwriting companies, provides insurance products and services throughout the U.S. Additional information on ACE USA and its products and services can be found at The ACE Group of Companies provides insurance and reinsurance for a diverse group of clients around the world.


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