Global professional services company Towers Watson has appointed Ross Howard as global leader for its insurance and reinsurance brokerage business, effective from October 1, 2012. He will succeed Bill Eyre who, after 14 years in the position, will take on a newly developed role focused on client and market relationship development.
Howard has more than 35 years of experience in the reinsurance brokerage industry. He joined Towers Watson with the 2002 acquisition of Denis M. Clayton & Co., Ltd. He is currently the regional leader for brokerage in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He was the European chief operating officer for Denis M. Clayton, a company he joined in 1976. Howard’s successor in his current post will be announced in due course.
The announcement thanked Eyre for his “many years of strong leadership of our brokerage business and for his continued support and contributions during the transition and beyond.” It also noted that he “will expand existing key client relationships globally and develop new prospects using his extensive industry experience and strong network of strategic relationships.”
Tricia Guinn, global leader of Risk and Financial Services at Towers Watson, noted that Howard “brings a wealth of experience to this job – in particular, his strong leadership and exceptional client management – and we are very pleased that he is taking on the global role.”
She added that he “has a clear vision for growing Towers Watson’s brokerage business and has an excellent track record as the leader of our EMEA region. We are confident that Ross will bring the same commitment, dedication and strength of leadership to the global role.”
Source: Towers Watson