Brokerage firm appoints broking leaders in global lines of business and geographies


Willis Towers Watson has restructured its senior broking team within its corporate risk and broking (CRB) business.

Led by Philip Smaje, global head of broking, the team comprises broking leaders in four broad global lines of business and the company’s four main geographic regions, alongside specialists in carrier management, data and strategy.

Smaje commented: “In today’s environment, we recognise that emerging risks present a need for different solutions and innovation for our clients. Our new broking organisation aligns with our broader corporate risk and broking structure and is designed to support and help build out our global lines of business and geographies to enhance delivery, execution and the overall client experience.”

The key appointments are:

Global Business LinesGeographies

P&C – Justin Blackmore

Financial lines – Steve Pincus (FINEX) and Emma Coffin (financial solutions)

Transportation – Ian Savill (aerospace) and Phil Jacobs (marine)

Facultative – Henry Lawrence

North America – Joe Peiser

Great Britain – Clyde Bernstein

Western Europe – Ghassan Mansour

International – Cliff Jeyes (Asia, Australasia and CEMA) and Marcelo Daniel (Latin America)

The above team will be supported by:

  • Andrew. D. Jackson – global head of carrier management
  • Simon Gaffney – chief data officer with responsibility for CRB broking data
  • Praveen Panicker – head of broking strategy
  • Rachael Jenner – broking development manager