Head of environmental insurance
Judith Golova supervises the environmental product line, pipeline development, business planning/review and strategic insurer relationships at Marsh, an international insurance broking firm. Since she joined the company in 2006, Golova has advised clients on environmental risk management and brokered specialist environmental insurance options. She has in-depth knowledge of environmental issues, policies and regulations, as well as pollution loss scenarios.
Prior to joining Marsh, Golova was an environmental consultant on special projects for consultancies, the Environment Agency and a Local Authority. An active member of Marsh’s Sustainability Working Group, Golova focuses on the role of insurance in mitigating climate change risks. Her skills are valued by Marsh clients from a wide range of industry sectors such as waste management, energy production, real estate, food and beverage, construction, manufacturing, chemicals and others. She was promoted to the position of team leader in 2017.
She has done both indoor and outdoor work, thanks to her scientific and analytical background. Her considerable international experience includes projects with the United Nations Environmental Programme in Switzerland, environmental consultancy firm AECOM in the Netherlands and the UK, and research institutes in Australia and the Netherlands. She has also performed volunteer work in China.Being fluent in English and Dutch and having moderate skill in German and French, her language proficiency facilitates her task of communicating the important relationship between insurance and environmental risk management.