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Marsh welcomes new UK&I COO

Catherine Read will join the UK and Ireland executive committee and the board of Marsh Ltd., subject to regulatory approval

Marsh has announced the appointment of Catherine Read as chief operating officer (COO), UK and Ireland, effective January 4, 2022.

Read will join the UK and Ireland executive committee and the board of Marsh Ltd., subject to regulatory approval.

Based in London, she will report to Chris Lay, CEO, UK and Ireland, and Puneet Satyawadi, COO, International, Marsh.

In this role, Read will lead initiatives that support the development of Marsh’s operational and technological capabilities that enhance the colleague and client experience across the region.

Read brings nearly 20 years’ experience in COO and senior audit roles in the financial services industry to Marsh. She will join Marsh from Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) where she is executive director and COO, responsible for all aspects of operations and data.

Prior to RLAM, she held senior positions at Royal London Group and PwC.

Lay said: “The world of risk is constantly evolving, and is creating new possibilities for our business, clients, and colleagues.

“Catherine’s longstanding experience in organisational effectiveness will be invaluable as we work together to develop and deliver the innovative solutions our clients need to meet the challenges they face.”

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