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Marsh appoints Lay as new CEO of UK & Ireland region

April 13, 2018

Marsh has appointed Chris Lay as the new CEO of its UK & Ireland region, succeeding Mark Weil who is leaving the carrier to take up a senior role outside of insurance in the private equity sector.

Lay will report to Flavio Piccolomini, president of Marsh International, and he will be appointed CEO of Marsh Limited, all subject to regulatory approval.

Lay will relocate back to London from Toronto, where he has been serving as president and CEO of Marsh Canada.

Marsh named Sarah Robson as president and CEO of Marsh Canada, succeeding Lay. She will be based in Toronto and report to Martin South, president of Marsh U.S. and Canada.

Throughout his 30 year career Lay has held increasingly senior roles including; president of global captive solutions, head of global sales, business development leader for Marsh International and head of the corporate division in the UK.  He also served on the board of Marsh Limited from 2007-2016.

Robson began her career as an underwriter in Canada at Chubb before joining Marsh Canada as financial and professional practice leader followed by specialties leader.

Robson is currently a managing director in Marsh’s U.S. business and serves as global relationship manager in its insurer consulting group. She boasts over 25 years of experience at Marsh, holding increasingly critical client and market facing roles.

President and CEO of Marsh, John Doyle said: “We are excited to appoint Chris and Sarah to lead these important regions for us. They are talented, long-tenured Marsh executives who will bring a strong focus on our priorities of colleagues, clients and growth.”