26 February 2013Executive Appointments

Willis deputy chairman to step down

Willis Group has announced that its deputy chairman, Martin Sullivan will be leaving the firm in May to pursue other interests.

After his departure, and supported by the Willis Group Operating Committee, Willis Group will streamline its corporate governance by including the CEO, deputy CEO and non-executive chairman on the committee.

“Martin joined Willis as our deputy chairman at a time when we were determined to establish a deeper penetration among the world’s largest accounts,” Willis Group CEO, Dominic Casserley said.

“We are grateful for Martin’s service to our firm and the success that he and his team have enjoyed, and we intend to carry it forward.”

Sullivan also currently holds the post of chairman and CEO of the Willis Global Solutions unit. He will be replaced by deputy CEO, Steve Hearn.

Sullivan was the first president and CEO of British American Business and is a former president of the insurance think tank Geneva Association.