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Marsh appoints Josh Roach as Pacific region head

Marsh has announced that Josh Roach will become Pacific President from January, taking over from Nick Harris who will move to a senior role with the company in the UK.
Mr Roach will be responsible for all aspects of the Marsh Pacific operations, which encompasses insurance and risk advisory services across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.
Currently, Mr Roach is Marsh McLennan CEO in New Zealand, President of Marsh New Zealand and Chairman of Marsh in Fiji, while previously he led speciality in the Pacific region. He joined the company in 2009 and led its private equity and mergers and acquisition practice across Asia for three years before moving to Australia.
Prior to joining the insurance industry, he was a civil engineer working on large scale construction projects in Sydney, Melbourne and Dubai.
“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,” Marsh McLennan Pacific CEO David Bryant said.
“Under his leadership, Marsh will be well-placed to support clients across the Pacific in this rapidly-changing and often volatile risk landscape.”
The move is the latest leadership change for Marsh in the region, with the company in June announcing the resignation of Head of Risk Management for Asia Pacific Scott Leney after 37 years with the business. Mr Leney is taking up an appointment as Everest Insurance Head of Asia Pacific for its International Division in November.