Willis Names 2 UK Employee Benefit Leaders

January 24, 2008

Willis Group Holdings announced that Richard Colver and Martin Ralph have joined its rapidly expanding Willis UK and Ireland Employee Benefits Practice. The two bring over 40 years of experience to the roles of Group Risk & Healthcare Director and Pension & Retirement Benefits Director respectively.

“Ralph has been advising companies and trustees on all aspects of their employee benefit arrangements for over 17 years,” said the announcement. “He is an associate member of the Pensions Management Institute, and joins Willis after eight years at PIFC Consulting, where he was responsible for their occupational pensions division. His initial focus will be to enhance the added value consultancy services that Willis provides to clients while leading the pensions proposition.

“Colver brings 22 years of experience from across the employee benefits sector, both in the insurer market with Standard Life and in benefits consultancy at PWS. For the last 10 years he worked at Heath Lambert as head of their Group Risk and Healthcare business.” He will be developing “a new ‘Return to Work Management’ proposition for the Risk and Healthcare aspects of the employee benefits programs,” said Willis.

Brendan McManus, CEO of Willis UK and Ireland, noted: “The rapid expansion of our Employee Benefits Practice is allowing Willis to bring a more holistic proposition to our customers, taking care of their employee benefits along with general insurance. With the addition of experienced leaders such as Richard and Martin, I expect this practice area to keep growing, reinforcing Willis’ reputation as the broker who is constantly striving to create new and better ways to serve its clients.”

Source: Willis – www.willis.com.

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