Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) is bringing together its UK health and benefits teams under the Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB) brand following its acquisition of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group and has made a series of key leadership appointments to the business.
The business said its new leadership team would include appointments from JLT, Jelf, Mercer and Thomsons Online Benefits.
Chris Bailey, who is currently head of corporate consulting at Mercer, being named large corporate segment leader, with responsibility for leading MMB's combined corporate consulting business and strengthening its joint proposition for large clients.
David Dodd, who is currently consulting director at Thomsons Online Benefits, will become UK mid-market segment leader with responsibility for delivering growth across the mid-market sector and developing MMB's consulting and technology proposition for UK clients.
Rachel Riley, currently the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) director at JLT Employee Benefits, will become SME segment leader across the UK MMB business, focused on strengthening the combined proposition in this critical market.
Gemma Godfrey, the founder of Moola - the business acquired by JLT in 2018 - will remain its chief executive.
From Jelf, Alan Millward will become MMB UK corporate benefits leader and Doug Rice will become international leader.
Wolfgang Seidl, currently leader of Mercer Workplace Solutions, will lead workplace health consulting for the combined business.
Mercer veteran Simon Griffiths will take on the role as market development leader for MMB in the UK. Nick McClelland, the current leader of JLT Benefit Consulting's commercial and proposition teams, will become the UK MMB Commercial Leader.
Mercer said the move positions MMB to "accelerate the growth of its health and benefit consulting, broking and technology solutions" but noted the appointments would become effective upon the closing of the transaction between Marsh & McLennan Companies and JLT, which remains subject to the receipt of certain antitrust and financial regulatory approvals.
Mercer partner and MMB UK leader Tony Wood said: "I am delighted to announce this new leadership team, which will bring together significant experience and capabilities from across MMC. Our clients will benefit from a more integrated, consistent and collaborative approach, as we offer a full suite of solutions in the employee health and benefits space."
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