Josh Roach to lead Marsh Pacific operations from start of 2024

Roach will commence his new role as President of Marsh Pacific starting from January 2024, when he will take charge of operations across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and PNG.

Marsh has announced the appointment of Josh Roach as its new President of Marsh Pacific. He succeeds Nick Harris, who is transitioning into a senior role with Marsh in the UK.

Roach, who is currently CEO of Marsh McLennan in New Zealand, will be based in Sydney and will begin his new role in January 2024, reporting to David Bryant, CEO of Marsh McLennan Pacific.

This appointment will see Roach take charge of every facet of Marsh’s Pacific operations, including risk advisory and insurance services across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea.

Roach, a former civil engineer, has worked with Marsh for 14 years. Before his role as CEO of Marsh McLennan New Zealand, he led Marsh’s Private Equity and M&A practice across Asia for three years and served as the Head of Marsh Specialty, Pacific.

Bryant commended the appointment, stating, “Over his career at Marsh, Josh has consistently demonstrated his strong leadership abilities, especially in his present role spearheading the development of Marsh McLennan’s services and solutions to clients in New Zealand. Under his leadership, Marsh will be well-placed to support clients across the Pacific in this rapidly-changing and often volatile risk landscape.”

Roach himself is looking forward to the new challenge, commenting, “Organisations across the Pacific are facing an increasing range of threats, including cyber risks, climate and weather-related hazards, supply chain vulnerabilities, and the cost of living crisis, which is compounded by rising inflation. Using our analytics and unique insights, I am confident that we will help our clients quantify and manage these risks and better plan for the future.”

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