Marsh McLennan Names Katherine J. Brennan General Counsel of Marsh LLC and Connor Kuratek Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Marsh McLennan
May 17, 2021
NEW YORK, May 17, 2021 – Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, has appointed Katherine J. Brennan as General Counsel of Marsh LLC and Connor Kuratek as Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Marsh McLennan. Both appointments are effective June 1.
Ms. Brennan will report to John Doyle, President and CEO, Marsh, and Peter J. Beshar, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Marsh McLennan. In her new role, she will lead all legal and compliance strategy for the Marsh business globally. Kate will continue to chair Marsh McLennan’s ESG management committee and the Company’s enterprise-wide Crisis Management Team. Kate succeeds Susan A. Stone who has served as Marsh General Counsel since 2017 and has just been appointed as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of CNA.
“I have had the privilege of working with Kate in her current role at Marsh McLennan and know firsthand that she is an outstanding lawyer with sound judgment who knows our business well. Her experience working across a variety of complex regulatory, legal and compliance matters in our industry will make her a strong addition to the Marsh leadership team,” said Mr. Doyle. “On behalf of our 40,000 colleagues at Marsh, I want to thank Susan for her leadership over the past four years and wish her well in her new role.”
Ms. Brennan has held several legal and compliance leadership roles at Marsh McLennan, serving most recently as Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of the Company. She also served as General Counsel of Guy Carpenter from 2014 to 2015. Ms. Brennan currently serves on the Board of the Red Cross of Greater New York. She is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Virginia School of Law.
Mr. Kuratek succeeds Ms. Brennan and will report directly to Mr. Beshar. Mr. Kuratek most recently served as Chief Corporate Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary of Marsh McLennan, and was responsible for public filings, mergers and acquisitions, and other strategic corporate transactions across the company. Prior to joining the company in 2016, he was a capital markets associate at Davis Polk in New York. He is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School.
"Kate and Connor have been a formidable pair, forging strong working relationships across our organization, contributing mightily on the acquisition and integration of JLT and propelling our ESG commitment to new heights," said Mr. Beshar. "They exemplify excellence, dedication and an unflinching commitment to integrity. I also want to join John in thanking Susan for her superb work over the past four years.”
About Marsh McLennan
Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC) is the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The Company’s 76,000 colleagues advise clients in 130 countries. With annual revenue over $17 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses. Marsh provides data-driven risk advisory services and insurance solutions to commercial and consumer clients. Guy Carpenter develops advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities. Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations redefine the world of work, reshape retirement and investment outcomes, and unlock health and wellbeing for a changing workforce. Oliver Wyman serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients. For more information, visit mmc.com, follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter or subscribe to BRINK.
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