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Willis Appoints Toby Wemyss as Global Head of Placement

LONDON, Aug. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global risk advisory, re/insurance broking and human capital and benefits firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Toby Wemyss as Global Head of Placement. He takes up this new role with immediate effect and succeeds David Martin, who will be leaving the company.

In this role, Wemyss will drive the continuing development of Willis’s global placement strategy, leading the firm’s worldwide network of placement leaders.

Commenting on the appointment, Dominic Casserley, CEO of Willis Group, said: “Willis’s global placement capabilities and services are central to the firm’s client value proposition. Toby’s wide-ranging experience, and in particular his hands-on knowledge of the wholesale and retail broking markets worldwide, make him ideally placed to lead our continuing efforts to bring the best of our global talent, expertise and capabilities to our clients. Toby will lead a team with a true focus on working closely with carriers to provide better products and solutions to meet our clients’ unique needs.”

Wemyss has spent 15 years with the Willis Group in a number of leadership roles, most recently CEO of Willis’s CEMEA operations. He began his career at Willis in 2000 as a property broker in its Global Property and Casualty division.

About Willis

Willis Group Holdings is a leading global risk advisory, re/insurance broking and human capital and benefits firm. With roots dating to 1828, Willis operates today on every continent with more than 18,000 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,, 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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