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Willis Group Holdings Appoints Lesley Harding as CEO of Captive Practice in Europe

by on April 10, 2013


London, United kingdom (PRWEB) March 01, 2013

Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the worldwide danger advisor and insurance broker, has appointed Lesley Harding as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Willis International Captive Practice in Europe, powerful March 1. Reporting to Malcolm Cutts-Watson, Chairman of the Willis Worldwide Captive Practice Europe, Harding will lead the European captive management and advisory staff.

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Soon after joining Willis in 2003, Harding has most recently been a Consumer Advocate with Willis International Options team focused on establishing and managing relationships with a number of Willis worldwide customers particularly in the Vitality sector.

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Prior to joining Willis she was an underwriter at Swiss Re and helped to set up Archs European operations. She was also a danger manager at Texaco’s wholly owned subsidiary Heddington Insurance Limited.

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We see great prospective in Europe for the development of captives, stated Cutts-Watson. This is because organisations are in search of to reduce their dependence on the commercial insurance marketplace and increasingly hunting at different indicates of funding hazards. A captive gives a structured approach to the management of retained risk, producing economic cost savings and operational positive aspects.

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Commenting on Hardings appointment, Cutts-Watson additional: Lesleys appointment strengthens the leadership team and helps us much better react to untapped possibilities in the captive industry. Her current experience will facilitate enhanced connectivity inside of Willis and greater knowing of how captive solutions and options include worth to our clientele companies. Her extensive expertise of risk financing methods and the demands of global companies make her the ideal candidate.

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Harding commented: I am delighted to join the Willis Global Captive Practice. I have worked with many of the team and admire their technical skills and emphasis on client services. I see my part as developing on this reliable platform to obtain even greater good results.

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About Willis&#13

Willis Group Holdings plc is a major worldwide insurance broker. By way of its subsidiaries, Willis develops and delivers skilled insurance, reinsurance, threat management, economic and human resource consulting and actuarial providers to companies, public entities and institutions close to the world. Willis has a lot more than 400 offices in virtually 120 countries, with a international group of around 17,000 workers serving consumers in nearly every portion of the world. Added data on Willis could be found at http://www.willis.com.

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Notes to Editors&#13

Willis Captive Practice comprises the Groups captive management and advisory companies consisting of 180 associates in much more than 25 offices all around the world.

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