Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor, announced the appointment of Simon Delchar as Head of Placement, UK & Ireland. Effective 1 July, Mr. Delchar will relocate from Singapore to London and report to Lucy Clarke, President, Marsh Specialty and Global Placement, and Chris Lay, CEO, UK & Ireland, Marsh. Mr. Delchar will also join Marsh’s UK & Ireland Executive team.
With over 35 years’ industry experience, primarily in international broking roles, Mr. Delchar is currently Head of Marsh Specialty in Asia, a position he has held since 2019. He has also worked in senior broking roles at Lloyd & Partners and JLT Group. As Head of Placement, UK & Ireland, Mr. Delchar will oversee the development of placement solutions that support Marsh’s clients in managing the broad-ranging risks they now face.
Marsh also announced the appointment of Clarissa Franks as Placement Leader, UK & Ireland, for the Risk Management, Corporate, and Commercial businesses. Ms. Franks will oversee Marsh’s UK & Ireland retail placement strategy and the development of client solutions across a wide range of industries and product lines. She has worked with Marsh for 13 years in a variety of senior management roles and is currently UK Placement Leader, Risk Management.
Winsee Cheung will continue her role as Placement Leader, UK & Ireland, Marsh Specialty. Both Ms. Franks and Ms. Cheung will continue to be based in London; Ms. Franks will report to Mr. Delchar and Ms. Cheung will report to Mr. Delchar and Dominic Samengo-Turner, CEO, UK and Ireland, Marsh Specialty.
Commenting on the appointments, Ms. Clarke said: “Supporting our clients in the management of their risks and securing optimal insurance that protects their people and assets underpins our global placement strategy. As these risks become more complex – and the insurance market more challenging – Simon, Clarissa, and Winsee will play pivotal roles in developing of these fast-growing areas of our business. It is also a reflection of the deep pool of talent within Marsh that we are able to promote such exceptional talent to these roles.”
Mr. Delchar added: “Clients are facing many challenges as the deadly conflict in Ukraine continues to unfold and economies recover from the COVID-19 pandemic – including the ramifications of interstate tensions, cyber risk, the changing climate, and increased regulation – which in turn is impacting their risk and insurance strategies. I look forward to returning to London and working with the team to support our clients during these very difficult times.”