Willis Re, the reinsurance arm of Willis Group Holdings plc announced the establishment of a new office in Toronto. The office will open September 1, 2010 and will complement Willis Group’s existing presence in Toronto. Willis also has offices in Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.
With the opening of the Toronto office, Robert M. Wildbore, currently Executive Director at Willis Re, has been appointed Executive Vice President and head of the new office. He will relocate from London to Toronto. In a press release, Willis Re said that Wildbore most recently has been responsible for the Group’s reinsurance business in the English-speaking Caribbean, working closely with Willis Re’s Miami office, which he helped establish in 1994. He began his career at Willis in 1982, working in various leadership roles in reinsurance claims and accounting.
Commenting on the new office, Peter Hearn, CEO, Willis Re, said, “Adding an office in Toronto will enable us to build on our success in Canada and offer an enhanced level of service to our current and future clients. Robert is ideally suited to lead the office thanks to his extensive experience advising our clients on the structuring and placement of their reinsurance protections.”
The new Willis Re office will be located at 145 King Street West, Suite 1200, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 1J8, Canada.