Guy Carpenter names new human resources chief

She will lead all of the company's HR activities

Guy Carpenter names new human resources chief

Risk Management News

By Paul Lucas

There is a new chief human resources officer at the risk and reinsurance arm of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Guy Carpenter.

The firm has brought in Melissa Hartshorn (pictured) to lead all of its HR activities, including focusing on change management, performance management, compensation management and organizational structure and design. She will be based in New York and report to CEO Peter Hearn, as well as deputy chief human resources officer of MMC, Carmen Fernandez.

“Melissa’s appointment as our new chief human resources officer reflects her incredible dedication to enabling colleagues across our organization to be both professionally and personally successful,” said Hearn. “Under her leadership, we will continue to carefully align performance and learning with career and rewards for our colleagues, enhancing our workforce capabilities and cultivating an inclusive environment.”

Hartshorn was previously in the role on an interim basis and prior to this was the HR leader for the company’s global operations and global strategic advisory divisions.

“Melissa has played an integral role in the development and delivery of a number of key initiatives across Guy Carpenter which have served to further expand the opportunities we offer our colleagues and enhance the working environment we provide,” added Fernandez. “In her new role, she will be able to build further on the success of this work as well as spearheading new programs designed to accelerate our efforts to create a truly exceptional workplace for everyone who works for Guy Carpenter.”

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