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Christopher J. Lay named president and CEO of Marsh Canada

Staff writer | Toronto, ON, Canada | May 12, 2016
Christopher J. LayMay 12, 2016, Toronto, ON, Canada - Marsh, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., announced the appointment of Christopher J. Lay as president and CEO of Marsh Canada.
Mr. Lay brings over 30 years of leadership experience to the role, most recently as President of Marsh’s Global Captives business. Since joining Marsh in 1984, Mr. Lay has held a variety of senior roles in London, the UK, EMEA, and globally.

He has held several senior roles at the firm including as Head of Global Sales, CEO of Marsh’s UK and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Corporate business and Deputy CEO of its UK Retail business.

Mr. Lay studied at University College in London where he majored in Economics and obtained a BSc. (Econ) Hons. He also is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner.

Mr. Lay succeeds Alan Garner who takes on the role of Chairman, Marsh Canada, effective July 1, 2016.

Mr. Garner will also serve as Marsh & McLennan Companies’ (MMC) Country Corporate Officer for Canada with responsibility for coordinating strategic initiatives across all of MMC’s operating companies including Guy Carpenter, Mercer and Oliver Wyman.