Unit to be led by Joe Grogan

Joe Grogan, Marsh

Insurance broker Marsh has created a new corporate division within its UK and Ireland business.

The new unit combines Marsh UK and Ireland’s national and corporate and risk management practices as well as Marsh Risk Consulting. It will also include Marsh’s claims, sales and specialist consulting expertise.

The division will serve mid-size and large corporates across the UK and Ireland, as well as multinational clients’ operations in the region. It will be led by Joe Grogan (pictured), previously leader of the national corporate practice.

He will report to Marsh UK and Ireland chief executive Mark Weil.

Peter Mellor will replace Grogan as head of the national corporate practice. Marsh has also appointed Charles Beresford-Davies to lead the risk management practice. Both will report to Grogan.

In addition, Marsh has appointed George Davies to the newly created position of chief client officer for the UK and Ireland, reporting to Weil.

Weil said: “Marsh’s corporate clients across the UK and Ireland require our specialist insurance and risk management support more than ever, given the many risk challenges they face as the region battles towards economic recovery and growth. Today’s announcement shows our determination to align our business structure to our clients’ needs. The creation of the role of chief client officer is also significant step in ensuring that the interests of the client are at the forefront of every decision we make.”

Grogan added: “The integration of Marsh’s national corporate and risk management practices across the UK and Ireland represents a significant investment in the national and major corporate client space. By combining our capabilities in the newly formed corporate division, we will be able to bring the full range of services our clients need to them more seamlessly. It will allow us to deliver the whole firm to our corporate clients and help us contribute to their success.”