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Willis strengthens Employee Benefits capabilities in Australia

Melbourne, VIC, August 6, 2013 – Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, is pleased to announce the strengthening of their ExpatriateRisk capability in Australia. Three individuals have joined the Willis Employee Benefits Practice, to capitalise on significant growth opportunities in the Australian market.

Joanne Low has been appointed National Manager – Expatriate Risk. Also joining the Willis Employee Benefits Practice are Linda Muni, in the role of Senior Account Manager, and Leanne Mills, as Account Executive. Together they bring to Willis a combined 34 years of experience in the Expatriate Risk market.

Commenting on the appointments, Managing Director of the Willis Employee Benefits Practice David Rowell said “We are delighted to be joined by three individuals of such high calibre. Joanne, Linda and Leanne are highly professional, experienced individuals. Each has developed in their own right tremendous expertise and unique risk insights, acquired through years of working closely with clients around the country.”

“Joanne is replacing Berry Treffers as National Manager. In his new role as National Sales Manager - Expatriate Risk, Berry will now be concentrating solely on using his extensive networks to pursue new business opportunities. This move boosts our existing strong local Expatriate Risk team and fits in well with the specialist strategy Willis applies not only in Australia, but also globally,” Rowell continued. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to work closely with Joanne, Linda and Leanne and the rest of the team to deliver this expanded capability to the benefit of our clients.”

About Willis
Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker. With roots dating to 1828, Willis operates today on every continent with more than 17,000 employees in over 400 offices. Willis offers its clients superior expertise, teamwork, innovation and market-leading products and professional services in risk management and transfer. Our experts rank among the world’s leading authorities on analytics, modelling and mitigation strategies at the intersection of global commerce and extreme events. Find more information at our website, www.willis.com, our leadership journal, Resilience, or our up-to-the-minute blog on breaking news, WillisWire. Across geographies, industries and specialisms, Willis provides its local and multinational clients with resilience for a risky world.

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