Willis Re Bermuda Names Harden as New CEO

August 6, 2013

Willis Group Holdings announced that Michael Harden, currently Chairman of Willis Re Australia, has been appointed CEO of Willis Re Bermuda, effective January 1, 2014

Harden described his new assignment as a “great opportunity,” which would “further enhance Willis Re’s profile on the island, and build upon the team’s current success.”

John Cavanagh, Global Chief Executive Officer of Willis Re, commented: “Given Bermuda’s special place within the global reinsurance network, it is crucial for Willis Re to constantly invest in enhancing our client offering there.”

Harden began his career at Willis Re in London in 1976, working through the ranks to become a senior marine London Market excess of loss broker, before leaving the company and moving to Australia in 1985. In 1991 he re-joined Willis Re as a Director at Willis Re Australia, becoming the CEO in 2007 and Chairman earlier this year. In addition to his new role, Harden will remain non-executive Chairman of Willis Re Australia.

Source: Willis Re

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