Willis Group Holdings announced the appointment of Brendan McManus as CEO of Willis UK & Ireland (WUK&I). He will take over from Allan Gribben who has been promoted to Chief Executive of Willis International, of which WUK&I forms a part.
McManus is set to join Willis in August 2007 from his current post with Royal & SunAlliance (R&SA) where he has worked for over 20 years, most recently as Managing Director of R&SA’s Broker business, a role he has held for the past three years.
Willis explained that McManus will lead WUK&I’s retail business which comprises the following:
— Corporate Risk Solutions (multi-national and corporate clients)
— Commercial (SME)
— Willis Commercial Network
— Private Clients
— Employee Benefits
Gribben expressed his pleasure that McManus would join Willis, praising his “business and management experience,” and his leadership capabilities.
McManus responded that he had enjoyed my time at Royal & SunAlliance and greatly value the relationships I have built and the lessons I have learnt over the last 20 years.” He added that he was excited by the prospects of continuing his career with Willis.