Willis Group Makes Appointment To
Continue Growth In U.S. Gulf Region
New York, NY
(CompNewsNetwork) - Willis Group Holdings announced the appointment of Nigel Brunning
as Senior Vice President and Regional Partner for Willis of Louisiana, Inc., effective
immediately. Brunning’s responsibilities include branch management of Willis’ operations in
Louisiana while expanding the existing client base in both marine and non-marine
industries. He will also assist the other Willis offices in the Gulf Region in the
development of new business.
Commenting on the appointment, Wayne Herrington, Executive Vice President of
Willis Americas, and National Partner, said, "Nigel brings exceptional experience and
unique skills to this position. He will be a valuable asset to our existing clients in New
Orleans, and we are looking forward to his development of new business.”
"Nigel's appointment to Regional Partner for Willis of Louisiana is consistent with
the execution of our strategy to connect specialist expertise with our retail network,"
stated Joe Trotti, CEO of Global Specialties. "Under the leadership of Alistair Rivers,
CEO of Global Marine, we have significant plans to develop our Marine platform in support
of our customer base and retail network worldwide."
Brunning brings 32 years of experience to the position. He has worked within the Willis
Specialties Group in London since his arrival in 2004, principally in the Marine industry
sector and other Specialty areas such as Construction, Property and General Casualty. The
first 15 years of his career were in the Non-Marine Property and Casualty business,
including seven years working in New York and Atlanta.
He began his insurance career in 1976 with a Lloyd’s Broker and worked exclusively with
U.S. Non-Marine Property & Casualty clients. In 1981, he moved to New York where he
underwrote Primary Non-Marine Casualty business for a Managing General Agent, James P.
Daly, Inc. He next went to Atlanta where, despite the turmoil in the insurance market
at the time, he took a branch office of three people up to 14 and increased the income four
fold. In 1987, he returned to London where he quickly established himself as a leading
Marine Broker/Producer for Lloyd’s Broker Heath Lambert. He was promoted to Managing
Director of Heath Lambert’s Marine Division. In 2004, he joined Willis Group where he
became an Executive Director within the Global Marine Division.