Marsh UK Adds HIBL Execs to Corporate Team

April 27, 2010

Following completion of its acquisition of HSBC Insurance Brokers Limited (HIBL) on April first [See IJ web site –], Marsh announced that it is adding a number of HIBL executives to its UK National Corporate leadership team. The unit is under the direction of Joe Grogan, and provides risk and insurance advice for mid to large size UK corporations.

“The appointments comprise senior executives from both Marsh and those joining from HIBL,” said the bulletin. “They will have responsibility over the combined operation in their respective areas.

“The Southern Region will be led by Tom Ernoult, the Central Region by former HIBL employee Peter Mellor, the Northern Region by Paul Fairhurst and the Scottish Region by Audrey Corfield. John Nicholson will remain Chairman of Marsh Scotland, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man and a member of the Marsh UK Board with responsibility for risk and governance. Allan McPherson will remain National Sales Leader; Mike Still, National Service Director; and, Graeme MacMillan, Placement Leader.”

Marsh also announced the following leaders of its National Corporate practice groups: “Andrew Jackson will lead the Financial and Professional Practice. Former HIBL employees Philip Lazell and Iain Maitland will lead the Construction and Real Estate Practice and Trade Credit Practice respectively.

In addition Marsh has created a new Strategic Client Practice and Complex Risks Group within its National Corporate unit to be headed by David Carlile, previously of HIBL. He will be joined by David Harvey who will work with him to establish the practice.

Grogan commented: “This leadership team for Marsh’s National Corporate business brings together the best talents of Marsh and HIBL. The acquisition of HIBL gives us outstanding opportunities to grow our business in both established and new markets and provide an enhanced service to clients. The senior team are committed to delivering superb results.”

Source: Marsh

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