Willis Announces New Aerospace Executive Leadership Team for the Americas
Promotes Steve Kisor to President of Willis Aerospace Americas and John Rooley to CEO of Willis Aerospace
London, UK, 11 June 2013 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global risk adviser, insurance and
reinsurance broker, today announced a new leadership team for its Aerospace business in the Americas to
capitalise on significant growth opportunities in the region.
Steve Kisor has been appointed President of Willis Aerospace in the Americas. Kisor was previously Executive Vice
President (EVP) of Willis Aerospace in the Americas based in Los Angeles. Steve will focus on
key client relationships and senior interaction with the aviation insurance markets.
Willis also announced the appointment of John Rooley as CEO of Willis Aerospace Americas, based in Vancouver.
In addition to his new responsibilities, Rooley will retain his position as President and CEO of
Willis Aerospace in Canada. John will be responsible for delivery of the Americas’ plan, strategy and
Steve and John are joined by Neil Getter, EVP of Willis Aerospace Americas, based in New York,
to form the Willis Aerospace Americas executive leadership team along with Philip Smaje, Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) of Willis Global Aerospace in London. Neil will continue to run our Aerospace operation in
New York and his experience will play a significant role in the leadership of the Americas
Commenting on the appointments, Smaje said: “We are delighted to announce a new leadership team for the
Americas, to continue the strong growth we have enjoyed across Canada, Latin America and the United
States in the recent past. Both Steve and John will bring to bear tremendous insurance expertise
and unique risk insights, developed through years of working closely with clients around the world.”
“The Americas are a significant part of our business making up close to 40% of our global
portfolio, which has performed robustly in a very challenging business climate. We are proud of what
we have achieved and I am pleased to have the opportunity to work closely with Steve,
John, Neil and the rest of the team to drive and deliver an exciting future.”
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