Marsh appoints John Donnelly as Global Head of Placement

Marsh , the insurance broker and risk advisor and a business of Marsh McLennan, announced the appointment of John Donnelly as Global Head of Placement, Marsh, effective January 1, 2024. Mr. Donnelly will relocate to London from Sydney and report to Pat Donnelly, President, Marsh Specialty and Global Placement.

In this role, Mr. Donnelly will have global responsibility for Marsh’s retail and wholesale broking activities. He will work closely with Marsh Specialty’s regional placement leaders to advance its global placement strategy to meet the evolving needs of clients, and lead digital market engagement initiatives.

Mr. Donnelly returned to Marsh in 2013 and is Head of Placement for Asia Pacific. He has over forty years’ international experience in placement, risk and insurance, and began his career with Marsh in 1983.

Commenting on the appointment, Pat Donnelly said: “John has built a strong reputation as one of the leading and most respected placement brokers in the global market. His depth of experience in structuring complex placements and designing innovative client-focused solutions that support their risk transfer needs position him well to support Marsh’s continued growth through differentiation and specialization.”

John Donnelly added: “The London insurance market plays a pivotal role in Marsh’s global placement strategy and securing the best outcomes for our clients. Through greater collaboration and strengthening our focus on placement, we will increase our ability to support clients as they respond to new and emerging risks.”