Bidmead Named CEO of Marsh U.S. Retail Operations

February 10, 2011

Marsh Inc. has appointed David Bidmead to the newly-created role of CEO of Marsh U.S. In this capacity, Bidmead will guide Marsh’s U.S. retail brokerage operations.

He will report to Joe McSweeny, president of Marsh U.S./Canada, who will continue to lead Marsh’s other divisional business segments.

Bidmead is currently leader of the Marsh U.S. West Zone and was previously CEO of Marsh Australia and region head of Marsh Pacific.

Concurrently, Marsh reported that it is realigning its zonal structure in the U.S. to streamline operations – going from four zones to three. The offices of its South Zone will be integrated into its East and Central Zones. Kris Davis, currently Southwest partnership leader in the West Zone, will succeed Bidmead as the West Zone leader; Greg Stanbury will lead the newly expanded Central Zone and Bill Lyon the newly expanded East Zone. Justin Walsleben, currently South Zone Leader, will join the U.S. management team leading an internal initiative to improve operational efficiency and embed best practices.

The appointments and regional changes take effect in the second quarter of this year.

Announcing the changes, McSweeny said: “Over the last few years we have made great strides in solidifying and building our business. Two key components of this process are optimization and simplification. These changes to our operational structure are designed to strengthen and streamline our company.”

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