Marsh & McLennan Names Gardner Chief Diversity, Inclusion Officer

Global insurance, risk and management consulting firm Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. in New York has named Nicole Gardner as chief diversity and inclusion officer.

In her new role, Gardner is responsible for “driving cultural and organizational change at Marsh & McLennan Companies, working with leadership to promote a vibrant, inclusive, and diverse culture across the global enterprise,” according to the announcement.

The company said she will sit on its diversity council and be a member of the human resources executive team, reporting to Chief Human Resources Officer Laurie Ledford.

Gardner was a partner at Oliver Wyman, MMC’s management consulting subsidiary where she most recently led its General Consulting Group. At Oliver Wyman, she also was involved in its inclusion and diversity efforts, establishing and managing the function.

Gardner co-founded and was executive sponsor of Gay & Lesbians at Oliver Wyman, as well as co-founder and senior advisor to Women at Oliver Wyman.