Marsh IAS has appointed Jill Husbands as chairman of Marsh IAS Bermuda and Lawrence Bird as head of office in Bermuda.
Husbands succeeds David Ezekiel who retired on Dec. 31, 2015.
Husbands will focus on strategic growth initiatives and key client relationships, and will continue as the country corporate officer of all Marsh & McLennan Companies in Bermuda, according to a statement issued by Marsh IAS Management Services (Bermuda) Ltd.
In his new role, Lawrence Bird will lead the delivery of Marsh’s client value proposition, and focus “on driving growth in our current and future platform in Bermuda,” the company said.
Husbands joined the company in 1984 as an insurance officer with responsibility for a diverse portfolio of captive insurance companies. In 1986, she became a department head, in charge of the insurance and claims activities of all Bermuda captives under the company’s management. In 1990, her responsibilities were increased to include new company incorporation activities and new business development for the company in Bermuda. In 2007 she was named head of office.
Prior to joining the company in 1984, she had many years’ experience in both the Bermuda and London markets as an underwriter and broker.
In his previous role as the client leader in the Bermuda office, Bird was responsible for the services provided to clients by the client service teams. Bird started in the insurance industry in 1983 and joined the Marsh group in the UK in 1992. In 1996 he moved to Guernsey with Marsh where he managed captives until his move to Bermuda in 2003. He spent four years in the Business Development unit before becoming a team leader in 2007, when he managed approximately 90 captives. He took on the office’s overall client leader role in 2014.
“Jill and Lawrence both are long-standing leaders at Marsh IAS and influencers in our industry,” said Chris Lay, president of Marsh Captive Solutions. “We are delighted to announce these appointments, which are reflective of Jill and Lawrence’s accomplishments. These appointments will further reinforce our position as leaders in Bermuda, the world’s largest domicile for captives, and position us well for future growth and development.”
Source: Marsh IAS
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