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Jelf names new chief executive officer

Jelf names new chief executive officer | Insurance Business

Jelf names new chief executive officer

There is a new man at the helm of award-winning brokerage giant Jelf.

This morning, Jelf’s parent company Marsh named Anthony Gruppo (pictured) as Jelf’s new CEO and leader of its wider UK & Ireland commercial and consumer client segment. This appointment remains subject to regulatory approval.

Gruppo is set to move into the position in May and will be based in London reporting to Marsh CEO of UK & Ireland Chris Lay. He takes the role previously occupied by Phil Barton who is leaving “with immediate effect to pursue other opportunities.”

“With his strong track record of delivering value to clients in our fast-growing US-based MMA business, I am excited to welcome Anthony to lead our UK commercial and consumer team,” said Lay. “His experience and dynamism will help us strengthen and enhance our offering throughout the Jelf network.”

Gruppo has been in the insurance industry for more than 30 years and most recently held the role of Northeast regional CEO of Marsh & McLennan Agency in the US. He joined Marsh & McLennan back in 2013, originally taking the role of CEO of the Southwest region. Past experience includes being president of USI’s Fort Lauderdale division, while he also authored six books on personal development and leadership.

Now Gruppo is set to oversee Jelf’s UK-wide network of 68 offices – a role he is enthusiastic for.

“Across the UK, individuals and companies of all sizes are grappling with unprecedented challenges as they seek to strengthen their risk resilience in uncertain times,” he said. “With its strong commitment to being the UK’s leading community-based advisory business, I am excited to lead the Jelf team as it delivers the innovative and practical solutions that will enable our clients to manage these risks effectively and thrive.”