Willis Re Specialty Taps Aspen’s Harrell as Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer

Reinsurance broker Willis Re announced the appointment, with immediate effect, of Donald Harrell as managing director & chief operating officer of Willis Re Specialty.

Harrell joins with more than 25 years’ broking and underwriting experience in the specialty insurance sector. His most recent role was head of International Insurance at Aspen Insurance and active underwriter of its Lloyd’s Syndicate 4711. Prior to his tenure at Aspen, he was senior vice president of Liberty International Underwriters in New York and spent 16 years with AIG and C.V. Starr. He began his career in London as a marine and energy broker for Bain Hogg.

Harrell’s new responsibilities include expansion of Willis Re’s International Specialty business, management of Willis Re Specialty’s day-to-day operations, systems, processes and controls, as well as provision of executive-level leadership and support through the client retention and acquisition processes. He is based in London and reports to Graeme Moore, CEO of Willis Re Specialty.

Source: Willis Re