Meet the Marsh Team at Airmic

Our Team

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Chris Lay

Chief Executive Officer, Marsh UK & Ireland

Chris was appointed CEO of the UK & Ireland Region of Marsh in June 2018. Chris also serves as the Country Corporate Officer for Marsh McLennan in the UK, working with our businesses – Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer, Oliver Wyman - to deliver the Marsh McLennan Advantage.

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Ailsa King

Chief Client Officer, Marsh UK & Ireland

Ailsa King is Marsh's Chief Client Officer for the UK and Ireland and CEO of Marsh’s risk management client service team, which serves the firm’s large and complex clients. She joined Marsh in 2017 and has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry.

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Charles Beresford-Davies

Head of Industries, Marsh UK & Ireland

Charles leads the development of industry specialisation across the Marsh UK&I region and manages several large client relationships. Charles sits on the Marsh UK Executive Committee, is a Member Nominated Trustee Director of the MMC UK Pension Fund, and co-Executive Sponsor of the Multicultural Network Colleague Resource Group.

Speakers at Airmic 2022

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Dr. Beverley Adams

Consulting Director and Head of Climate and Catastrophe Resilience, Marsh Advisory

Dr. Beverley Adams is the Head of Climate and Catastrophe Resilience within Marsh Advisory's Strategic Risk Consulting Practice. She works with Marsh clients across all industries, captive insurers, and governments to make smarter decisions to manage climate and catastrophe risk. Her current projects include climate adaptation, flood resilience, coastal erosion risk, and mass nuclear and energy claims management.

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James Crask

Consulting Director & Resilience Advisory Lead, UK & Ireland

Based in London, James Crask leads Marsh’s business resilience advisory services and has extensive experience in delivering business continuity management, crisis management, supply chain, and operational resilience projects across a wide range of industries.

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Lorna Feeney

Head of Mental Health, UK & Ireland

Lorna is a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist Practitioner, Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Head of Mental Health risk management for Marsh. Utilising her own and others’ experiences, Lorna provides a unique and people-centred approach to help organisations navigate mental health and wellbeing matters. 

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David Wreford

Partner, Mercer

David is a Partner in Mercer’s UK Career business, advising organisations on the compelling proposition that attracts the best talent to work for them. Traditionally a reward consultant, he now monitors the changing context that requires organisations to modernise their proposition (often around personalisation, future of work, hybrid working, DE&I, ESG) and advises on the innovative practices that distinguish the world’s leading employers.

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Scott Stransky

Managing Director, Head of the Cyber Risk Analytics Center, Marsh McLennan

Scott Stransky is Managing Director and Head of the Cyber Risk Analytics Center at Marsh McLennan. The Center was formed in mid-2021 to provide cyber modeling, thought leadership, and cyber analytics guidance across the MMC enterprise.  He is a recognized speaker across North America and Europe on the topics of cyber insurance risk and catastrophe modeling.

Additional Marsh Attendees

Marsh @ Airmic in Liverpool for 2022