Marsh has announced the appointment of Anthony Gruppo as CEO of Jelf and leader of its wider UK & Ireland Commercial and Consumer client segment, subject to regulatory approval. Mr. Gruppo, who will take up the position in May, will be based in London and report to Chris Lay, CEO of Marsh UK & Ireland. Mr. Gruppo succeeds Phil Barton who is leaving with immediate effect to pursue other opportunities.
In a career spanning over 30 years, Mr. Gruppo has served in a variety of senior roles, most recently as Northeast Regional CEO of Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) in the United States having joined MMA in 2013 as CEO of its Southwest region. He was previously President of insurance broker USI’s Fort Lauderdale division and Leader of its Southeast Regional US Employee Benefits business. He is also the author of six books focused on leadership and personal development.
In his new role, Mr. Gruppo will oversee Jelf’s UK-wide network of 68 offices that provide insurance broking, risk management, and employee benefits solutions to individuals and businesses as well as the firm’s insurance broker networks.
“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 Mr. Lay. “His experience and dynamism will help us strengthen and enhance our offering throughout the Jelf network.”
Mr. Gruppo added: “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. 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.”