Press release

Duncan Ashurst joins Marsh as Chicago Risk Management Leader

New York, August 31, 2021

Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor, today announced that Duncan Ashurst has joined Marsh’s Chicago office as Risk Management Leader. In this newly created role, Mr. Ashurst will lead a team of specialists responsible for the delivery of best-in-class transactional and advisory solutions that address the intricate risk financing, risk management, and human capital needs of Marsh’s largest and most complex clients.

Mr. Ashurst joins Marsh from Willis Towers Watson where he previously led the Chicago-based Risk Solutions Practice and served as a Global Client Advocate and the US Automotive Practice Leader. He brings 35 years of experience providing consultative solutions to Fortune 500 companies with particular global expertise in captive insurance companies and alternative risk transfer programs.

Commenting on his appointment, Julie Marcello, Marsh’s Chicago Office Head, said: “We continue to invest in new client capabilities by adding top industry talent with unique skills and new perspectives to the Chicago team. Clients and colleagues alike will benefit from Duncan’s knowledge and experience as we seek to develop innovative solutions that provide firms with the protection they need to operate successfully in today’s challenging risk environment.”  

Mr. Ashurst added: “Today’s large, global companies need specialized expertise and creative solutions to help quantify and manage their complex risks. Marsh’s deep intellectual capital, data and analytics, and global network are second-to-none in the industry. I’m excited to join the firm and lead this distinguished team.”

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 $18 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses: MarshGuy CarpenterMercer and Oliver Wyman. For more information, visit, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter or subscribe to BRINK.

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