Chris Lay, Marsh
Chris Lay
CEO, UK & Ireland

Chris was appointed CEO of the UK & Ireland Region of Marsh in June 2018. During his more than 30-year career with Marsh, Chris has held a variety of senior leadership positions in the UK, EMEA, North America, and globally.

His extensive experience includes being CEO of the Middle Market business in UK & EMEA, Head of EMEA Sales, CEO of the Middle East, Eastern Europe and CIS operations, and CEO of the Nordic Region. His International and Global leadership roles include leading Business Development for The International Division including EH&B in International, Head of Global Sales, and President of Marsh Captive Solutions. Immediately prior to his UK & Ireland responsibility, he was President & CEO of Marsh Canada based in Toronto, and served on the North American Executive Committee

Chris studied at University College in London where he obtained a BSc. (Econ) Hons. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, a Chartered Insurance Practitioner, and a Member of The Council and Vice President of The Insurance Institute of London. Chris is also a member of the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) President’s Committee.