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March 18, 2019updated 19 Mar 2019 10:48am

Willis Towers Watson appoints new head of broking Global Marine

Re/insurance major Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has named David Ripton as head of broking, Global Marine in its corporate risk and broking (CRB) unit.

Prior to the new role, Ripton was working with Marsh as CEO for Marine UK since 2014.

Ripton has more than 30 years of Marine insurance experience in the global London marketplace.

In his new role, Ripton will be part of the global marine management team. He will be responsible for leading the global marine broking strategy including facility development and panels.

Additionally, he will be accountable for ensuring the enhanced use of data and analytics for the benefit of the group’s global marine client base.

He will report to Ben Abraham, global head of marine, along with Philip Smaje, global head of broking.

Commenting on the appointment, Abraham said: “Today’s announcement exemplifies the continued investment we are making in our Global Marine business.

“In a rapidly evolving marine market David will be in a unique position to drive innovation and client value within a truly global marine broking structure.”

Smaje stated: “Today’s announcement reflects our on-going commitment to deliver the best client solutions through broking excellence.

“David bring extensive broking and business experience which will strengthen Willis Towers Watson’s stakeholder relationships and ensure we provide specialist broking expertise to deliver the best results for our clients”

Willis Towers Watson employs nearly 45,000 employees in more than 140 countries and markets and helps its clients to manage risk and optimise benefits.

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