Marsh appoints Ailsa King as Chief Client Officer, UK and Ireland

Marsh announces the appointment of Ailsa King as Chief Client Officer, UK & Ireland. Reporting to Mark Weil, CEO, Marsh UK & Ireland, Ms. King will join Marsh’s UK & Ireland Executive Committee and, subject to regulatory approval, will become a Director of Marsh Ltd. Her employment is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2017.

In her role as Chief Client Officer, UK & Ireland, Ms. King will work across Marsh’s operations to leverage the firm’s resources and lead the development of strategic solutions that will assist Marsh’s clients in mitigating the insurance and risk management challenges they face. She will also work closely with executives across Marsh & McLennan’s operating companies, Guy Carpenter, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman, on key client initiatives.

Mark Weil, CEO, Marsh UK & Ireland, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Ailsa, a recognised industry leader, as our Chief Client Officer. Ailsa’s significant industry experience and deep client relationships will ensure that our clients will continue to be at the centre of our strategic efforts and that their views will be represented at the highest level within our firm.” 

Ms. King joins Marsh from Willis Towers Watson, where she worked for 25 years, and most recently served as Head of UK Client and Business Development. In this role, Ms. King was responsible for sales, client management, regional growth, industry segmentation and marketing. At Willis Towers Watson, Ms. King held numerous senior leadership positions including leader of the Risk Solutions client segment in the UK and Client Advocate for the retail and leisure and hospitality industries. From 1986 to 1991, Ms. King was an Account Executive in the Energy Division of Sedgwick, now part of Marsh.