Willis Group Holdings plc announced that Stephen E. Wood, the company’s Global Group Financial Controller, has been named interim Chief Financial Officer.
The appointment is effective with the February 19, 2010 departure of Patrick C. Regan, who is leaving the company to become CFO of Aviva plc. Regan’s planned departure was previously announced on October 23, 2009. In his interim role, Wood will report to Willis Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Plumeri, and will continue to be based in London.
Wood joined Willis in October 2006 he has more than 19 years experience in banking, finance and public accounting. Prior to joining Willis, he was Divisional Chief Operating Officer – Annuities at GE Life (UK), a subsidiary of General Electric. In his current role, he is responsible for external reporting, treasury and financial planning and analysis.
Source: Willis Group Holdings – www.willis.com