Marsh poaches Aon director
Broker Marsh has appointed Simon Thompson as leader of its chemicals and life sciences practice for UK and Ireland.
Thompson will have overall responsibility for ensuring that Marsh delivers its advisory and insurance services to clients across this segment of the European economy.
He joins Marsh from Aon, where he was international director within the company’s global client unit. He previously led Aon’s life sciences and chemical practice for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Thompson began his career with Sedgwick, now part of Marsh.
Charles Beresford-Davies, leader of Marsh’s UK risk management practice, said: “Simon has an excellent reputation in the chemicals and life sciences sector as an individual who consistently delivers creative risk and insurance programmes for his clients. I’m pleased that he has joined Marsh and will lead our development in this important industry segment.”
Thompson added: “The European chemicals and life sciences sector is being challenged by an increasingly complex risk landscape. More demanding regulation, increasing competition, new technology, product development and sustainability are among the industry’s chief concerns.
“I am looking forward to collaborating with Marsh’s industry specialists across the globe and leading the UK and Ireland team to deliver solutions that satisfy the evolving needs of our current and future clients.”