Mike Canniffe joins as UK affinity head and Paul Kershaw as placement leader

Marsh has hired former BGL executive Mike Canniffe as UK affinity leader and former Towergate executive Paul Kershaw to the newly-created role of placement and proposition leader in its UK consumer and commercial practice.

Canniffe will be responsible for the development of Marsh’s affinity proposition, expanding the firm’s distribution and product channels. He was previously the commercial director of BGL’s legal services division.

Kershaw will develop the consumer and commercial practice’s relationship with insurers, ensuring the solutions they offer match clients’ requirements. He was previously operations and conduct director at Towergate.

Marsh consumer and commercial division chief executive Julie Page said: “Their appointments mark an important milestone in the development of our commercial and consumer business, where we continue to invest in growth opportunities and in the development of propositions to benefit our clients and to support the goals and objectives of our affinity partners.

“Mike and Paul bring a vast amount of expertise and experience to Marsh, and I believe they will build on the existing strong foundations as we continue to grow.”