30 June 2014News

Faber Global appoint new CEO

Faber Global, the facultative and wholesale reinsurance arm of Willis Group, has announced the appointment of Alistair Lester as CEO.

He will report to Steve Hearn, chairman and CEO of Willis Global, while the current Faber CEO, Jason Howard, will become CEO of the newly-formed Acappella Group Holdings Ltd.

Both appointments take effect as of July 1st, 2014.

Lester joined Willis in 2004, initially as head of the European M&A practice and subsequently international head of M&A. He then held positions as a member of Willis’s FINEX Global Executive Committee, CEO Willis Global Solutions and most recently as interim CEO of Willis Netherlands.

Hearn comments: “Faber has made tremendous progress in recent years, using a world class platform and well developed distribution network to bring the benefits of global market access and on the ground expertise to clients around the world. Alistair brings a wealth of global client expertise, essential to continuing Faber’s impressive growth in international markets.”

Howard’s appointment as CEO of Acappella Group Holdings Ltd follows three years as Faber CEO. He previously served as CEO of Willis Re’s international and specialty reinsurance broking arm.

David Indge, who recently joined Willis from Lloyd’s, will become Acappella’s chief underwriting officer.

Faber explains: “Acappella is funded by Willis and Ironshore, the global property and casualty insurer. Once fully established, it will combine underwriting, capital markets, analytical and distribution capabilities to the market.”