The Tillinghast business of Towers Perrin has appointed Duncan Briggs as region manager for the Americas and Jeanne Hollister as property/casualty insurance practice leader for North America. Both Briggs and Hollister have been consulting at Towers Perrin for more than a decade on issues facing clients in the life insurance and property/casualty insurance sectors, respectively.
Briggs succeeds Eric Speer, who has been appointed to manage the east region of the HR Services business of Towers Perrin, while Hollister replaces Amy Bouska, who continues consulting work with the firm. In their new roles, both Briggs and Hollister will focus on continuing to strengthen and expand Tillinghast’s capabilities in measuring and management of risks; the use of sophisticated financial and predictive models; and keeping pace with regulatory requirements and financial management issues.
Briggs will now have responsibility for managing over 300 professionals on staff within the Americas region in addition to his regular consulting work, which focuses on securitization and merger and acquisition issues. Other areas of expertise include value-added performance measurement systems and financial reporting. He joined the firm’s London office in 1994 and transferred to the U.S. in 1996. Prior to joining Tillinghast, Briggs spent five years working for the U.K. branch of Confederation Life.
Hollister will lead the P/C insurance practice in North America, while retaining her role as a consultant. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, market analysis and performance benchmarking for insurance companies. She frequently consults with insurance company clients regarding financial strength ratings from A.M. Best. She has been with the firm since 1995, focusing on insurance strategy consulting.
Hollister has assisted insurance companies with a wide range of issues, including investor and rating agency concerns, valuations of unusual books of business, cost benchmarking and operational audits. She is a frequent speaker at industry and client events, and recently served on the joint CAS/SOA/CAA Image Advisory Council on enhancing the image of actuaries in North America.
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