Marsh taps NZ leader for Pacific CEO post

Appointment will see company stalwart return to Australia

Marsh taps NZ leader for Pacific CEO post

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

Josh Roach (pictured), chief executive of Marsh parent Marsh McLennan in New Zealand, has been appointed as Marsh Pacific CEO.

Taking effect in January 2024, the appointment will see Roach move back to Australia. In Sydney, he will report to Marsh McLennan Pacific CEO David Bryant.

“I look forward to harnessing the extensive industry expertise of our colleagues to build greater resilience for our clients and communities,” said Roach, who also currently serves as Marsh NZ chief and Marsh Fiji chair.

“Organisations across the Pacific are facing an increasing range of threats, including cyber risks, climate and weather-related hazards, supply chain vulnerabilities, and the cost-of-living crisis, which is compounded by rising inflation.

“Using our analytics and unique insights, I am confident that we will help our clients quantify and manage these risks and better plan for the future.”

Roach has been with the group since 2009, with previous roles including head of Marsh Specialty for the Pacific.

“Over his career at Marsh, Josh has consistently demonstrated his strong leadership abilities, especially in his present role spearheading the development of Marsh McLennan’s services and solutions to clients in New Zealand,” Bryant noted in an emailed release.

“Under his leadership, Marsh will be well-placed to support clients across the Pacific in this rapidly-changing and often volatile risk landscape.”

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