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Marsh makes senior FINPRO Specialty appointments

8th December 2021 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Insurance broker and risk advisor Marsh has announced several senior leadership appointments within its Financial and Professional (FINPRO) Specialty.

marsh-logoEffective 1 January 2022, Paul Denny is appointed as Global Specialty Head, FINPRO, Marsh Specialty.

Additionally, Beth Thurston has been appointed UK CEO of FINPRO business, and Stephanie Manson as UK Management Liability Leader.

Based in London, Denny will also join the Marsh Specialty Global Executive Committee and report to Lucy Clarke, President, Marsh Specialty and Marsh Global Placement.

Denny joined Marsh in 1989 and brings extensive global experience to the role of Global Head of FINPRO, having worked in the UK, US, and international insurance markets.

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Most recently, he served as CEO of FINPRO, UK, for three years, managing the management liability, financial services, professional liability, cyber, and specie risk teams.

He also advised leading professional service firms and financial institutions, including numerous FTSE100 companies, on their professional risks programmes.

Thurston, meanwhile, will succeed Denny as the CEO of FINPRO, UK. Based in London, she will report to Dominic Samengo-Turner, CEO, UK, Marsh Specialty.

She has worked for Marsh for 12 years and currently leads the UK Management Liability team. She previously spent 14 years as an Of Counsel in a city law firm where she specialised in insurance and reinsurance litigation.

And finally, Manson will succeed Thurston as UK Management Liability Leader, to whom she will now report to from her London-based role.

Manson joined Marsh in 2019 and is currently Chief Client Officer for Management Liability and Head of Directors’ and Officers’ Product, before which she was Head of Commercial Institutions, UK, at AIG. She also previously worked as a lawyer in Washington D.C., specialising in insurance disputes.

“Throughout their careers, Paul, Beth, and Stephanie have demonstrated exemplary leadership and unwavering dedication in supporting our clients through often volatile market conditions,” said Clarke.

“Their considerable experience will be invaluable, as we continue to invest in our global FINPRO capabilities, and develop solutions and create capacity for some of our clients’ most challenging risk issues.”

Denny also commented: “Clients are exposed to an increasingly complex global financial and professional risk environment; in particular, more frequent and intense cyber threats, greater regulatory requirements, and emerging ESG obligations are of mounting concern. I look forward to working with our deep pool of global talent to support our clients in building their defences against these risks, and contributing to their long-term success.”

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