28 August 2014News

Former Guy Carp execs hired by Willis

The North American reinsurance operation of Willis Group, Willis Re, has appointed two former Guy Carpenter executives to senior positions.

Willis Re has appointed Geoff Lubert as managing director and executive president of its Canada operation, as well as Scott Jellous as senior vice president of its Canada operation. Both will be based in Toronto.Lubert replaces Robert Wildbore, who will return to the UK to take up a new senior position at Willis, having established Willis Re’s operations in Toronto four years ago. Subject to regulatory approval, he will also take a seat on the board of directors of Willis Re Canada.Jim Bradshaw, Willis Re North America CEO and chairman of Willis Re Canada, said: “As we continue to build our Canadian operations, Geoff and Scott are perfectly placed to capitalise on the excellent foundations put in place by Robert and the team. Under Robert’s leadership and through the efforts of our Seattle-based team, we began the process of establishing our brand in Canada several years ago and now have a well-respected presence in the market.

“We believe we have a unique approach to addressing our Canadian clients’ needs and are confident that under Geoff and Scott’s leadership, this client-centric approach to reinsurance and capital management will be enhanced and continue to attract interest.”

Lubert added: “Willis Re’s unique collaborative culture and client focused offering is being embraced throughout the Canadian market.  Insurers in Canada need a strong alternative and we are committed to delivering a fresh perspective to Willis Re clients”.