Amy Barnes, Marsh
9 March 2021Executive Appointments

Marsh names head of sustainability and climate change strategy

Marsh has appointed Amy Barnes to the newly created role of head of sustainability and climate change strategy.

Barnes is currently US and Canada energy and power leader within Marsh JLT’s specialty business, assisting clients across a range of risk and insurance issues, particularly in relation to the transition from fossil fuels to renewables. She joined Marsh in 2001 as an environmental consultant, and has held a number of senior international insurance and risk advisory positions over the last 20 years in the UK and US.

She will take up her post on April 1, and will relocate to London later in the year, from Houston, US. She will report to Lucy Clarke, president of Marsh JLT Specialty and global placement.

Barnes will be responsible for leading Marsh’s global strategy on the development of climate and sustainability-related initiatives for clients, improving access to capital for green initiatives and raising awareness about climate-related project risk.

She will also participate in Marsh & McLennan’s (MMC) sustainability and climate change programme, which focuses on developing sustainability and climate change services across MMC.

Barnes said the world’s emergence from the COVID 19 pandemic represents an opportunity for companies to put sustainability and climate change at the heart of their agendas. “The long-term wellbeing of our society and the future strength of the global economy all depend on our collective commitment to building a more sustainable environment,” she added.