Willis Global Specialties Makes Three Senior Appointments
New York, NY, May 6, 2008 –Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global
insurance broker, today announced three senior appointments to its Global
Specialties division. Keith Anderson will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer
(CFO) for Global Specialties, Nick Dunlop has been appointed as Sales Director for
the division and Giles Wilkinson becomes Marketing Director.
Keith Anderson joins Willis with 21 years financial services experience within global
organisations. He previously worked at AON UK where he was CFO of the UK
Specialty and UK Retail Divisions. As a Chartered Accountant, Mr Anderson began
his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and has since held senior finance positions
within Barclays plc, as well as taking International Finance Director roles with GE
Capital and Lend Lease Corporation. Keith replaces Martin Whaley who is
transferring to Willis’ Milan Office as the CFO for Continental Europe reporting to
Nick Dunlop has been with Willis for 26 years. Since 2002 Nick has been the North
American Sales Director for Global Markets North America and then WNA London
and Bermuda-focussed on developing business solutions for Willis North American
customers using the Groups London, Bermuda and European resources. In addition
to his responsibilities with Willis, Mr Dunlop is a member of the Non-Marine Executive
of the London Market Insurance Brokers’ Committee (LMBC).
Giles Wilkinson has been with Willis since 1975 and has over 30 years of broking
experience within the aviation market. In addition to his role as the Global Specialties
Marketing Director, Giles will continue in his role as client advocate managing the
portfolios of Japanese Aviation clients, serving as Chairman of Aerospace Japan.
Joe Trotti, Chief Executive Officer, Willis Global Specialties commented on the
three appointments, saying: “I am delighted to welcome Keith, Nick and Giles into
their new roles within Willis Global Specialties. They bring considerable talent,
resource and experience to our group. We continue to strengthen our Global
Specialties Division and these appointments are an integral step in supporting our
strategic long-term plans. We look forward to driving the growth of our specialist
expertise, resource and business across our retail office network globally.”
Willis Group Holdings Limited is a leading global insurance broker, developing and delivering professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world. Willis has more than 300 offices in some 100 countries, with a global team of approximately 16,000 Associates serving clients in some 190 countries. Additional information on Willis may be found at www.willis.com.