The reinsurance arm for Willis Towers Watson, Willis Re, has appointed John Philipsz as chief executive, as well as Cameron Green as head of international casualty reinsurance practice and chair of Willis Re’s Australia business.
Cameron would be responsible for the segment’s growth and development across Willis Re’s international business and would also work on side projects in the Asia Pacific region.
“Willis Re has identified the casualty segment as a key opportunity for its International business, and I’m excited to be able to open doors for clients in such a dynamic area of reinsurance,” Cameron said.
“It is an environment characterised by continuous changing demand for coverage.
“Furthermore, a closer working relationship with our US business and colleagues can only be of significant benefit for our International business.”
Philipsz, who was previously the deputy chief executive, joined the Australian team in 2018 from Willis Towers Watson Securities.
“In particular, we are focused on delivering innovative solutions for our clients across disaster and climate resilience, capital and portfolio optimisation, income diversification and growth as well as traditional risk transfer and protection options,” Philipsz said.
Mark Morley, managing director of Asia Pacific at Willis Re, said the two executive positions would enhance the company’s services and capabilities throughout the region.
“At the same time, Cameron will continue to support Willis Re’s strategic development in Australia and New Zealand, playing a key advocacy role for a number of clients throughout these markets,” Morley said.