Global re/insurance broker Marsh has announced the appointment of Anthony Gruppo as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jelf and leader of its wider UK & Ireland Commercial and Consumer client segment.
He will take up his new London-based position in May, succeeding Phil Barton who is leaving with immediate effect to pursue other opportunities.
Gruppo has 30 years’ experience in the re/insurance industry and has held a variety of senior roles, including most recently as Northeast Regional CEO of Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) in the U.S.
He joined MMA in 2013 as CEO of its Southwest region, before which he was President of insurance broker USI’s Fort Lauderdale division and Leader of its Southeast Regional US Employee Benefits business.
In his new role, 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.
He will report to Chris Lay, CEO of Marsh UK & Ireland, who commented: “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.”
“His experience and dynamism will help us strengthen and enhance our offering throughout the Jelf network,” Lay added.
Gruppo also stated: “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.”