New York: Rachel Kirsh has been named Chief Risk & Compliance Officer (CRCO) of Oliver Wyman Group.
Ms. Kirsh reports to John Drzik, CEO of Oliver Wyman, and to Scott Gilbert, CRCO of Marsh & McLennan Companies; she also has joined the Oliver Wyman Management Committee. She is based in Cleveland.
In her CRCO role, Kirsh is responsible for overseeing global management of Oliver Wyman's
Enterprise Risk Management program, which includes identifying, assessing, and prioritizing risks;working with firm and business unit leaders to develop risk mitigation plans; crisis management planning and execution; regular risk reporting and review; and risk training and communication.
She will also lead all compliance efforts across Oliver Wyman, working closely with the Marsh &
McLennan Companies Compliance team.
John Drzik comments: "As we seek to more broadly incorporate 'risk mindfulness' throughout our firm's business process, Rachel is an excellent choice to work closely with our business and human capital leaders to increase awareness of the risks we face each day and equip our leaders, managers, and professionals with the knowledge and tools they need to mitigate those risks."
Previously, Kirsh served as Global Head of Human Capital Operations for Oliver Wyman, a role
she assumed in 2002. Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, she worked as an employment lawyer. A native of Cleveland and a dedicated runner, Kirsh has completed eight marathons, including Boston, New York, Chicago, and Cleveland. She holds an A.B. in History from Harvard College and a J.D. from William & Mary Law School.