Jelf announce shock CEO replacement

Phil Barton

Marsh, a global insurance and risk management firm, has this morning announced the appointment of Anthony Gruppo as CEO of Jelf – replacing Phil Barton.

Gruppo will take up the position in May and will be based in London. He will report to Chris Lay, CEO of Marsh UK & Ireland.

He has served in a variety of senior roles, most recently as Northeast Regional CEO of Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) in the United States having joined MMA in 2013 as CEO of its Southwest region.

In his new role, Gruppo will oversee Jelf’s UK-wide network of 68 offices that provide insurance broking, risk management, and employee benefits solutions.

Lay commented: “With his strong track record of delivering value to clients in our fast-growing US-based MMA business, I am excited to welcome Anthony to lead our UK commercial and consumer team.

“His experience and dynamism will help us strengthen and enhance our offering throughout the Jelf network.”

Gruppo added: “Across the UK, individuals and companies of all sizes are grappling with unprecedented challenges as they seek to strengthen their risk resilience in uncertain times. With its strong commitment to being the UK’s leading community-based advisory business, I am excited to lead the Jelf team as it delivers the innovative and practical solutions that will enable our clients to manage these risks effectively and thrive.”