Marsh announces global placement leadership appointments


Tom Davies (pictured) appointed as Marsh UK Placement Leader, UK

Marsh has announced a series of senior appointments across its UK and Global Placement leadership team, effective 1 January, 2024.

Tom Davies is appointed as Placement Leader, UK, reporting to John Donnelly, Global Head of Placement, Marsh, and Chris Lay, CEO, Marsh McLennan UK. Based in London, Mr. Davies will work closely with Marsh’s Global Placement leadership to continue to develop placement solutions that challenge the insurance market to meet the evolving needs of clients. He will continue to be a member of the Global Placement Executive Committee and will join Marsh’s UK Executive Committee.

One of Marsh’s most experienced placement leaders, Mr. Davies is currently Global CEO of Bowring Marsh, Marsh’s international placement business. He brings over 30 years’ experience of retail, and wholesale broking to the role, having started his career with Marsh in 1989.

Adam Russell is appointed to the newly created role of Strategy & Planning Leader, Global Placement, reporting to Mr. Donnelly and Kevin Meszaros, Global Data & Strategy Leader, Marsh Specialty and Global Placement. Based in London, Mr. Russell will support Mr. Donnelly in bringing together Marsh’s global placement and digital expertise to enhance the client experience through innovation. Mr. Russell currently leads the Portfolio Solutions and Digital Placement teams in the UK and brings over 18 years’ international experience to the role.

Winsee Cheung is appointed as Portfolio Solutions Leader, UK, reporting to Mr. Davies. Based in London, Ms. Cheung will have responsibility for leading Marsh Portfolio Solutions, as well as the facilities and line slips placed by Marsh Specialty in the UK. She will work with the business to identify and design new portfolio solutions that add value to clients in the changing risk landscape. Ms. Cheung joined Marsh in 2006 and has held several senior positions, including her most recent role as Marsh Specialty Placement Leader, UK.

Jason Mills is appointed as Placement Leader, Marsh Specialty UK, reporting to Mr. Davies and Dominic Samengo-Turner, CEO, Marsh Specialty, UK. Based in London, Mr. Mills’ responsibilities will include designing and implementing the placement strategy across Marsh Specialty within the UK. Mr. Mills returned to Marsh in 2020 as UK Wholesale Leader for the Financial and Professional Liability (FINPRO) Practice, and is currently Head of FINPRO Placement, UK.

Commenting on the appointments, Mr. Donnelly said: “These appointments underline Marsh’s commitment to developing global placement solutions that are at the forefront of the industry and offer clients alternative capacity amid often challenging market conditions. These promotions are also testament to the breadth and depth of our industry-leading talent and expertise across the firm.”

Mr. Lay added: “Tom is a trusted leader who, over the course of his career, has built incredibly strong relationships with clients and the underwriting community in the UK market and globally. I look forward to working with him and the wider team to develop solutions that enable us to support clients in managing the rapidly evolving risks they face, and unlock their growth possibilities.”