Marsh Consulting Solutions

Today’s businesses need to manage a multitude of risk issues, often on a daily basis. We can help you to meet these challenges.

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Risk & Compliance Strategy

In today's environment, it takes a combination of strategic advice and innovative solutions to manage risk and ensure business resiliency.

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In today's environment, it takes a combination of strategic advice and innovative solutions to manage risk and ensure business resiliency.

Marsh helps clients succeed by defining, designing, and delivering innovative industry-specific solutions that help them effectively manage risk. Over 25,000 Marsh colleagues provide risk management, risk consulting, insurance broking, alternative risk financing, and insurance program management services to a wide range of businesses, government entities and professional service organizations around the world in more than 100 countries.

Marsh's clients vary by size, industry, geography and risk exposures. Marsh is organized to serve clients efficiently and effectively, delivering tailored solutions based on complexity of the risk and global footprint, and matched to clients' buying styles.

Marsh uses a team approach to address our clients' risk management and insurance needs. Each client relationship is coordinated by a client executive, who draws from our many industry and risk specialties to assemble the resources to analyse, measure, and help manage multiple risks.

To further support our clients' strategic, operational, and risk management goals, we provide consulting, brokerage, and claims advocacy services through dedicated global risk specialties and industry practices. Our colleagues apply deep experience and knowledge of clients' industries to provide broad-based risk coverage and reduce our clients’ total cost of risk.

How We Work: Marsh 3D

We tailor our risk management solutions based on a thorough understanding of your risk profile and objectives. We call this the Marsh 3D® Approach, which entails these three steps:

Define risks and opportunities by understanding your business, and identifying, quantifying, and gauging your tolerance for risk. We then determine what and how much risk to manage, mitigate, or transfer.

Design solutions based on a data analytics-driven approach to support decision making. We build solution options from which to make risk management, mitigation, and transfer decisions.

Deliver results by using our comprehensive capabilities and optimally designed set of risk solutions, to provide solutions that help you manage, mitigate, and transfer risk costs.

Marsh Analytics Platform

The Marsh Analytics Platform (MAP) is a comprehensive solution that enables our clients to quantify and manage risk financing through a superior combination of data, analytics, and technology. This solution is backed by our industry-leading proprietary global loss database, our global team of professionals, and hundreds of devices with the industry’s only mobile content delivery platform (iMAP).

With MAP, some clients experience up to 10-to-one returns on investment and 5% to 15% cost savings.

Founders & Leaders

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Chris Lay

Chief Executive Officer, Marsh UK & Ireland

Chris Lay is the Chief Executive Officer, Marsh UK and Ireland. He is responsible for leading the Marsh business across the UK & Ireland Region. Marsh is a global leader in Risk & Insurance Services. It provides industry-focused solutions, and leverage data, technology, and analytics to help reduce our clients’ total cost of risk. He joined Marsh Canada as President and CEO in 2016 before moving to Insurance Institute of London as a Vice President and Council Member. Since April 2020 he is a member of the President's Committee at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), and in November 2020 he became a member of Leadership Council at TheCityUK.

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Charlie Netherton

Managing Director, UK Practice Leader, Marsh Risk Consulting

Charlie is a Managing Director, UK Practice Leader, Marsh Risk Consulting at Marsh. He is a Member of UK Executive Team, leading the Client Advisory Services division, and responsible for the UK Risk Consulting, Risk Analytics and Claims teams. Prior to this role I ran the Risk Consulting team, which he was hired into Marsh to run in January 2016. Before Marsh he held a variety of roles at COMAC Capital, a global macro hedge fund, after starting his career as a management consultant in Oliver Wyman’s Financial Services division, and as a self-employed small business consultant before that.

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Dan Gumsley

Senior Vice President

Dan has over 20 years corporate insurance experience with a specialism in renewable energy and offshore wind power. His recent experience has been gained from one of Europe's largest utilities as their in-house risk and insurance manager. During this 8-year tenure he has delivered insurance solutions to 10 offshore wind farms. He has a high-level of expertise with regards to the reinsurance market, captive insurance companies, project risks, contractual risk allocation, major claims management and strategic risk transfer. He is commercial, straight-talking and pragmatic and takes pride in delivering high-quality risk and insurance solutions.

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Charles Beresford-Davies

Managing Director. Head of Industry Practices, UK & Ireland

Charles is a Managing Director. Head of Industries, UK & Ireland at Marsh. He is responsible for leading Industry Practices across the Marsh business in all client segments across the UK & Ireland Region. He is delivering the breadth of knowledge and expertise of the Marsh organisation to clients in 18 industry sectors. He joined Marsh in 2005 as a Managing Director, Head of Financial Services Practice. He rose to the position of Managing Director, UK Risk Management Practice Leader before the current position.

Marsh Risk Management and Insurance Employee Testimonial
Employee Testimonial by Melissa Nishioka


  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Courage
  • Mutual respect


  • Insurance Broker of the Year, Reactions' London Market Awards, 2020
  • Best Global Trade Credit and Political Risk Insurance Broker, Global Trade Review (GTR) Awards, 2020
  • Captive Manager of the Year, UK & European Captive Review Awards, 2019
  • Cyber Broking Innovation of the Year Award, Insurance Insider's Cyber Rankings Awards, 2019
  • M&A Transaction of the Year Award, Insurance Insider Magazine, 2019
  • Top 50 Brokers, The Insurance Times, 2019
  • The Diversity Award, British Insurance Awards, 2019
  • Insurance/Risk Advisor of the Year , Partnership Awards, 2019

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