Keith Tracey Appointed Chairman of Willis’ Global Professional Services Group
London, UK, August 18, 2008 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced that Keith Tracey has been appointed Chairman of Willis’ Global Professional Services Practice, effective immediately.
Tracey reports to Roland Avery, Chairman, FINEX (Willis’ Financial, Executive and Professional risks division) and to Joe Trotti, CEO, Global Specialties.
Willis serves the insurance brokerage and risk management needs of professional services firms including lawyers, accountants and management consultants. Based in London, Tracey is responsible for developing and executing a strategy to expand Willis’ existing capabilities for professional services firms while providing internationally coordinated services to these clients in major markets. In addition to offering the breadth of Willis’ global resources to these clients wherever they do business, the practice will focus strongly on innovation and the quality of service delivery.
Tracey brings over 20 years of experience in this sector to his new position. Prior to joining Willis he was a Managing Director and Leader of the Accountants and Global Professions Practices at Marsh. He has also been Deputy Chairman, Global Professional Services at Aon and before that he held a similar role at Minet. Tracey has worked in Canada, the USA and the UK.
Commenting on the appointment, Joe Trotti said, “Keith’s appointment demonstrates our commitment to further strengthening and enhancing our specialist expertise for professional services firms as part of our Shaping our Future strategy for profitable growth.”
Roland Avery added, “I am delighted that through Keith we have the experience and focus we need to rapidly develop and take advantage of the significant opportunities that exist for Willis in the professional services sector.”
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.