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Marsh Appoints Kevin Richards as Global Head of Cyber Risk Consulting

New York, NY   |   July 09, 2018

Marsh, a global leader in insurance and risk management, today announced it has appointed Kevin Richards to the newly created role of Global Head of Cyber Risk Consulting. Mr. Richards will be based in Chicago and report to Michael Poulos, President of Marsh Risk Consulting and Global Head of Client Advisory Services.

In this newly-created role, Mr. Richards will be responsible for leading the strategic development and delivery of Marsh’s cyber risk consulting business worldwide, closely collaborating with its regional and local cyber risk experts as well as Marsh’s cyber insurance brokerage teams. 

“By constantly seeking to innovate around strategic risks such as cyber, we help clients to achieve their enterprise risk management and business goals,” said Mr. Poulos. “Through his proven track record of building and protecting the critical information assets of organizations globally, Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in information security that will enable us to advise our clients on solutions and strategies needed to meet the rapidly evolving cyber risk landscape.”

Mr. Richards added: “The risk and insurance sector has a vital role to play in enabling firms to address and manage their cyber risks effectively. I’m delighted to be leading Marsh Risk Consulting’s strong global team of experts as we help organizations develop a comprehensive risk management framework and improve their cyber resilience.”

Mr. Richards joins Marsh from Accenture where he most recently led its North America Security Practice and its Global Security Strategy & Risk Practice. He is widely recognized in the cybersecurity and consulting industries, having been inducted into the Information System Security Association (ISSA) Hall of Fame for his contributions to the information security community and the security profession.

About Marsh

Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. With around 40,000 colleagues operating in more than 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data-driven risk solutions and advisory services.  Marsh is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue over $17 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses:. Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer  and Oliver Wyman.  For more information, visit mmc.com, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter or subscribe to BRINK.