Willis has announced the appointment of three insurance professionals to lead its executive risks practice group in Canada, which is part of its North American executive risks practice. This group is led by JONATHAN ASHALL and MURN MEYRICK, while CATHERINE RICHMOND is heading up the Western Canada regional practice.
Ashall, senior vice president and Canadian practice leader, provides counsel to clients in the strategic placement of management liability programs. He was formerly a regional executive risk practice leader with Aon Reed Stenhouse in Toronto.
Meyrick, vice president, executive risks, will be responsible for regulatory client support including corporate governance, directors' liability, media liability and pension liability issues, as well as charged with business risk assessment and management consultative support, claims advocacy, and mergers and acquisition liability analysis.
Richmond, senior vice president, Western Canada executive risks practice leader, joins from Marsh Canada, where she was leader of their Western region executive risk practice.
Willis has also announced that PAUL GIBBS has been named national partner to lead the Western region of the United States encompassing Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. He was previously regional partner for Willis' Southern California operations. Gibbs is based in Los Angeles.
DAVID GRIGG has been appointed senior vice president and national director for professional liability with Willis' construction practice. Based in New York City, Grigg is tasked with leading the effort to develop professional liability risk management solutions for architects, engineers, design-builders and contractors.
In addition, DON BAILEY has been appointed chief operating officer of the company's North American business unit. In this capacity, Bailey will co-manage the organization's day-to-day operational and sales activities, while also developing and implementing the unit's long-term strategy. Bailey will be charged with executing on the overall strategy in North America and building an organizational platform that will drive future performance.
--Compiled by the staff from news and company releases.
September 1, 2006
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