Executive Officers Of Willis Group Holdings plc

Dominic Casserley

Chief Executive Officer Willis Group Holdings plc

Dominic Casserley became CEO of Willis Group in January 2013 following a nearly 30 year career at McKinsey & Company, the leading global management consulting firm. During his three decades at McKinsey, he was based in the United States, Asia and, most recently, in London where he served as Managing Partner, responsible for the firm’s offices in London and Dublin.

Casserley’s career at McKinsey focused on two areas: serving the needs of a client base that comprised leading financial services companies around the world, and helping to build and manage the firm. He was a member of McKinsey’s Global Board from 1999 to 2012.

He has consulted with the world’s leading financial institutions to address their strategic and operational issues and deal with the opportunities and challenges of deregulation, globalization and new technology. At the time of his departure, he led the firm’s Corporate & Investment banking practice globally.

Casserley has authored two books on financial services, advised business leaders on the former UK Prime Minister’s Business Council for Britain and served on the UK’s Confederation of British Industry (CBI) CEO Climate Change Taskforce and the Lord Davies review on increasing the number of women on corporate boards. He also worked on the U.S. Presidential Task Force on Market Mechanisms in 1987 (The Brady Commission) during the Administration of Ronald Reagan.

Married with three children, Casserley is a 1979 graduate of Cambridge University. He is also Chairman of the UK Charities Aid Foundation and a member of the board of the National Theatre in London.

Todd Jones

Chief Executive Officer Willis North America Inc.

Todd Jones is Chief Executive Officer of Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, the global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker. Appointed in July 2013, he is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the business segment, which today has more than 6,000 Associates serving clients through more than 110 local offices across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, London and Mumbai, India.

From 2010 to 2013, Jones served as President of Willis North America, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the unit’s retail brokerage business. Previously, he served as National Partner for the Northeast Region, overseeing all aspects of Willis’s retail operations in the Northeastern U.S. and driving growth and strategic development in the region. He joined Willis in 2003 as the North American Practice Leader for Willis’s Executive Risks Practice.

Prior to joining Willis, Jones held various leadership roles in the insurance brokerage industry. Before entering the brokerage industry, he was a financial analyst and corporate banker for a regional bank that is now part of Wells Fargo, focusing on the telecommunications industry.

Jones graduated from Wake Forest University and earned his MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Jones also represents Willis North America on the Willis Group Operating Committee, the senior management team setting and executing Willis’s global strategy. He also serves on the board and is President of The Willis Foundation, a nonprofit corporation affiliated with Willis Group Holdings.

Allan C. A. Gribben

Group Director - Global Sales & Marketing

Allan Gribben was appointed an Executive Officer in February 2006. He joined the Willis Group in December 2002 and was Chief Executive Officer of Willis UK and Ireland until November 2006, when he took on the role of Chief Executive Officer of Willis International.

In August 2008, Allan was appointed as Global Sales & Marketing Director and is currently responsible for Willis' strategy for profitable growth.

Prior to joining the Willis Group, Allan had been with Aon since 1981, holding a number of senior executive positions. He has over 30 years experience in the insurance brokerage industry.

Celia Brown

Executive Vice President and Human Resources Director Willis Group

Celia is the Willis Group Human Resources Director and is responsible for driving development of the organization’s global HR function and delivering world-class, strategic HR support to the company.

She brings to Willis more than 30 years of extensive global HR and legal experience. Prior to joining Willis in 2010, she held a number of senior roles at financial services company XL Group plc (and its predecessor NAC Re Corp), over the course of 20 years. In 2006, Celia was appointed Executive Vice President, Head of Global HR and Corporate Relations, a role which she held until 2009. After leaving XL, she formed an independent management consultancy, providing human resources services to not-for-profit, corporate and individual clients.

Celia earned a BA from Emory University and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill.

She serves on the Board of Directors of The Volunteer Center, a non-profit organization that promotes volunteerism in Westchester County, New York.

She is a member of the Willis Group’s Operating Committee and Executive Committee, the senior management teams setting and executing Willis’ global strategy.

Tim Wright

Chief Executive Officer, Willis International

Tim is the Chief Executive Officer of Willis International, the company's business unit serving retail clients globally outside of North America. Willis International comprises 5,000 Associates in more than 100 offices in over 40 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Asia and Australasia.

Tim joined Willis in September 2008 as the Group Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Willis Executive Committee. He worked closely with Chairman and CEO Joe Plumeri and the leaders of each of the company's business units to set and execute strategy, drive growth and streamline operations.

Prior to joining Willis, Wright led the Financial Services practice of Bain & Company in London. Before joining Bain, he started and ran an insurance software company based in New York and London, and was previously UK Managing Partner of Booz Allen Hamilton as well as the leader of their global insurance practice. In the course of his career, Wright has lived or worked in many of the regions where Willis International operates.

Tim holds a law degree from Manchester University and a PhD in International Law from Cambridge University.

He is a member of the Willis Group’s Executive Committee, the senior management team setting and executing Willis’ global strategy.

Michael K. Neborak

Group Chief Financial Officer, Willis Group

Michael joined Willis Group in 2010 from MSCI Inc., a NYSE listed company, where he had been CFO since 2006.

Prior to joining MSCI, Michael worked for Citigroup and its predecessors for 23 years, holding a number of positions, including Chief Financial Officer for Operations & Technology and Chief Financial Officer for Alternative Investments, where he was responsible for managing the finance organizations, helping develop the strategy and business plans, and evaluating new business opportunities. During this period he also served as co-head of Citigroup's Corporate Strategy & Business Development Group. In this capacity, he was responsible for managing the firm's mergers and acquisitions activity and strategic initiatives, including the evaluation of proposed acquisitions and alliances as well as leadership of the transaction execution and acquisition approval processes.

From 1996 to 2000, Michael was a Managing Director in Salomon Smith Barney's investment banking practice for financial institutions.

Michael is a graduate of Lafayette College, where he majored in Economics. He also holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the AICPA and New York State Society of CPAs.

He is a member of the Willis Group’s Executive Committee, the senior management team setting and executing Willis’ global strategy.

Steve Hearn

Deputy CEO, Willis Group Holdings plc

Steve was appointed Deputy CEO of Willis Group Holdings in January 2013.

He has also been Chairman and CEO of Willis Global since December 2011 and is responsible for Willis’ wholesale, specialist brokerage and consulting services including Willis Re, Willis Global Specialties, Willis Faber & Dumas, Willis Global Analytics, Willis Global Solutions and Willis Global Placement.

In early 2011 Steve was appointed as CEO of Willis Re, where he was responsible for Willis Re’s worldwide operations. From 2009 until 2011 he led Faber & Dumas, Global Markets International and Willis Facultative. Since joining Willis in 2008 as a result of the HRH acquisition by Willis Group, Steve has served as Chairman of Special Contingency Risk (SCR), the Willis specialty Kidnap & Ransom broker, Chairman of Willis Facultative and Chairman and CEO of Glencairn Limited, a London wholesale broker. He is CEO of Willis Limited, the Group’s principal UK regulated entity.

Prior to joining HRH, Steve was at Glencairn Limited. Following the company’s management buy-out from Glenrand MIB he was appointed CEO in 2003. His team created one of the most successful mid-tier London Market broking firms of that time. In 2005 he became Chairman & CEO of Glencairn Group Limited, comprising operations in London, Bermuda, Moscow, Brisbane and Johannesburg. He led the three-man team that sold the business to U.S. broking group HRH in 2007.

Earlier in his career Steve was President & CEO of Marsh Affinity Europe, responsible for their Affinity operations in 13 countries and a staff of 1,000. Prior to this he held a number of positions in client management, sales and P&L management at Marsh and Sedgwick Limited, including time in U.K. Commercial Lines Retail, Life & Pensions and, latterly, scheme and affinity business.

He is a member of both the Willis Group’s Operating and Executive Committees, the senior management team setting and executing Willis’ global strategy.

Adam Rosman

Group General Counsel, Willis Group

Adam is the Group General Counsel and is responsible for legal, corporate secretary, compliance, audit and risk management. He joined Willis in 2009 and served for three years as the company’s Deputy Group General Counsel, responsible for Willis’ worldwide legal operations.

Before joining Willis, Adam was Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Cablevision Systems Corporation in Bethpage, NY, and before that he was a partner at the Washington D.C.-based law firm of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, where he advised public companies and senior executives on a range of topics, including Sarbanes-Oxley.

Between 1999 and 2003, Adam was an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C., where he prosecuted a wide range of matters. He also worked in 2000-2001 as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Staff Secretary for President Clinton. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Union College, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He has lectured extensively as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

Adam is a member of the Willis Group’s Executive Committee, the senior management team setting and executing Willis’ global strategy.

David Shalders

Operations and Technology Director, Willis Group Holdings plc

David Shalders joined Willis in 2013 to take responsibility for the Group’s information technology, operations, real estate and change management functions.

Sitting on the Willis Operating Committee, Shalders works with business leaders across the company to develop efficient operational strategies and ensure Willis has the systems and controls in place to support growth.

He joined Willis from the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, where he spent 19 years in senior operations and IT roles, most recently as Global Chief Operating Officer for Global Banking and Markets. He also led the division’s regulatory response to Basel 3. Prior to that, he led the Group’s integration with ABN Amro and held roles as Head of London and Asia Operations and Head of Derivative Operations for NatWest. Before joining RBS, David worked at SG Warburg (UBS), JP Morgan, and Accenture.

David holds a masters degree in geography from Cambridge University and a masters degree in computer science from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Executive Officers

  • Dominic Casserley
  • Celia Brown
  • Steve Hearn
  • Todd Jones
  • Michael K. Neborak
  • Adam Rosman
  • David Shalders
  • Tim Wright