Marsh Australia CEO takes Asia and Pacific role

New roles will become effective on September 01

Marsh Australia CEO takes Asia and Pacific role

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

Marsh Australia chief executive Scott Leney (pictured) is taking on new roles starting next month.

First, Leney will become risk management leader for both the Asia and Pacific regions at Marsh. In this capacity he will oversee the top insurance broker’s regional risk management teams, reporting to Marsh Asia CEO David Jacob and Marsh Pacific chief executive Nick Harris.

“Clients across the region face a rapidly changing risk landscape as well as an increasingly challenging insurance market,” stated the company stalwart.

“I am excited by the opportunity to focus to our large and complex clients across a broader geography and work with our Asia and Pacific risk management leaders to help them respond effectively to these challenges.”

Commenting on the appointment, Marsh International president Flavio Piccolomini noted Leney’s more than three decades of industry expertise leading teams and driving successful outcomes for clients in Asia and the Pacific. He described the Marsh leader as the ideal person for the job.

“As a strong client advocate with a track record for delivering innovative solutions for complex problems, he is well-placed to ensure we bring the full capabilities of the firm to our clients across the region,” said Piccolomini.

Meanwhile the Sydney-based executive will also assume the post of country corporate officer for Marsh parent firm Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC). This will see Leney work closely with colleagues across MMC companies Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman on key client and corporate initiatives in Australia.

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