Willis Appoints Canadian Energy Practice Leader
--Broker Bolsters Calgary team with Eight New Hires-
London, October 16, 2009 — Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, today announced the
restructuring of its Energy division in Canada, with the appointment of Joe Seeger as Energy Practice
Leader for Willis Canada. In this new role, he will report to Alistair Rivers, CEO, Willis
Energy and Marine.
The broker also announced several new appointments in Calgary to bolster Seeger’s Energy team. Dave Twaddle has been appointed as Senior Vice President of Willis Energy and will report
to Seeger. Twaddle joins Willis from Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT,) where he was Managing Director and
Calgary Branch Manager. Willis Energy in Calgary has grown significantly in recent months with the addition
of a number of energy industry executives, including Donna Holt, Laura Lansdown and Sandra (Sam) Pearson,
all Vice Presidents and Account Executives; Account Manager Nicole Murphy along with Amy Cline as Executive
Assistant all of whom have joined from a variety of insurance brokers. Robert Carter also
joins from outside the industry as a Technical Assistant.
Seeger brings to Willis over 20 years of experience in the energy sector. Most recently he was
Risk Manager for Suncor Energy Inc., Canada’s largest integrated oil and gas company with significant oil
sands production. Earlier, he held a similar position at Enbridge Inc., a Calgary-based pipeline and gas
utility company, where he was responsible for insurance program oversight, claims management, development of an Enterprise
Risk Management program and captive implementation and utilization.
Alistair Rivers, CEO, Willis Energy and Marine said, “Joe’s appointment, alongside our other energy hires in Canada,
builds on the steps we have already taken to develop our reputation as an industry leader
in the energy field. The newly established team puts us in an even better position to
give our clients a body of expertise that is truly world-wide. Joe understands the dynamic and
complicated role risk managers play within an organization and with his broad background in business, insurance,
and oil and gas, we know that he will lead with insight and provide meaningful and
sound advice to clients.”
Based in London, New York, Houston, San Francisco, Calgary, Gothenburg and Singapore, Willis Energy delivers world-class energy
risk management solutions that are effective against all levels of technical and operational risks inherent in
the energy industry. Willis Energy now serves over 200 energy and energy-related client programs per year,
including 14 of the 57 members of OIL.
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 400 offices in nearly 120 countries, with a global team
of approximately 20,000 Associates serving clients in some 190 countries. Additional information on Willis may be
found at www.willis.com.
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