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Marsh and Guy Carpenter shake up senior leadership – new UK CEOs

By 01/07/2021No Comments

Moody, who is based in London, will report to Dean Klisura, president, Guy Carpenter and assume responsibility for Guy Carpenter’s UK property and casualty business. Moody has held his current position of CEO, Marsh Specialty, UK & Ireland since 2018 and, during his 22-year tenure with Marsh, has developed and led several successful strategic growth initiatives in the UK financial lines and specialty divisions.

Meanwhile, Dominic Samengo-Turner (pictured below) has been appointed CEO, Marsh Specialty, UK & Ireland, effective September 01, subject to regulatory approval.

Samengo-Turner will be based in London and report to Chris Lay, CEO, Marsh, UK & Ireland, and Lucy Clarke, president of Marsh Specialty and Global Placement. He is currently the global head of facultative reinsurance at Guy Carpenter, having previously served as head of Marsh Specialty, Asia, following Marsh’s acquisition of JLT. With over 35 years’ experience in global and specialty markets, Samengo-Turner is an industry veteran who also spent 23 years at Willis Towers Watson in several leadership roles before joining JLT in 2015.

Toby Wemyss has been appointed global head of facultative reinsurance, Guy Carpenter.

Reporting to Moody, Wemyss is expected to join in the fourth quarter of 2021 and will be based in London. He joins Guy Carpenter from Willis Towers Watson, where he had served as global head of facultative for the previous four years. Wemyss also previously held the role of regional CEO of Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa and CEO of global markets, international for Willis Towers Watson.

Commenting on the senior leadership shakeup, Klisura said the company was delighted that Moody and Wemyss are joining. He noted that both have extensive track records in leading successful teams, focused on delivering client-focused solutions.

“In these key leadership positions, their experience and market insight will be invaluable to Guy Carpenter’s continued growth,” he said. “I would also like to thank Dominic for his service and wish him every success at Marsh.”

Clarke added that Samengo-Turner is an “exceptional leader” who will bring his extensive experience in the global specialty markets to Marsh Specialty. Under his guidance, she said, the business will continue to pursue transformational solutions for its clients in a challenging market.

“These changes reflect the deep bench of talent we have available across Marsh McLennan and our ability to place strong leaders from within as well as attract industry-leading talent to the firm,” she said. “On behalf of all of us, I would like to thank Paul for his outstanding contribution to Marsh Specialty, and wish him every success in his new role at Guy Carpenter.”

Meanwhile, Lay added: “I am looking forward to working with Dominic to bring the deep specialty capabilities that make us well-positioned to address the future risks our clients face. Dominic’s experience will be invaluable as we develop the solutions that enable us to meet our clients’ ever-changing needs and unlock their growth possibilities. I would like to thank Paul for his leadership at Marsh, and welcome our continued collaboration in his new role.”