Insurance broker Marsh has announced the appointment of Amy Barnes to the newly created role of Head of Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy, effective 1 April.
Barnes is set to relocate to London later this year and will report to Lucy Clarke, President, Marsh JLT Specialty and Global Placement.
She will be responsible for leading Marsh’s global strategy on the development of climate and sustainability-related initiatives for clients, particularly in relation to the impact of a changing physical risk landscape
Barnes is currently US and Canada Energy & Power Leader within Marsh JLT Specialty and assists clients across a range of risk and insurance issues.
She joined Marsh in 2001 as an environmental consultant, and has held a number of senior international insurance and risk advisory positions over the last 20 years in the UK and US.
“Marsh is investing significantly in expanding its capabilities to support clients in achieving their climate and sustainability-related goals,” said Barnes.
“Amy’s extensive experience working in the global energy and power sector, combined with her understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing our clients, makes her the ideal choice to lead our climate change and sustainability efforts.”
Commenting on her appointment, Barnes said, “The long-term wellbeing of our society and the future strength of the global economy all depend on our collective commitment to building a more sustainable environment.
“As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a tremendous opportunity for organisations to place sustainability and climate change at the heart of their resilience. I look forward to working with our clients and colleagues as we transition to a more environmentally sustainable future.”