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Willis Towers Watson appoints new head of broking

March 14, 2019

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed David Ripton as head of broking, Global Marine in its corporate risk and broking unit.

Ripton joins WTW from Marsh, where he held the position of CEO for Marine UK since 2014, bringing with him over 30 years of marine insurance experience in the global marketplace.

He will make up part of the Global Marine management team and will be responsible for leading the global marine broking strategy, including facility development panels and a greater user of data and analytics to assist the global marine client base.

Ripton will report to Ben Abraham, global head of marine, as well as Philip Smaje, global head of broking.

Abraham said: “Today’s announcement exemplifies the continued investment we are making in our Global Marine business. In a rapidly evolving marine market David will be in a unique position to drive innovation and client value within a truly global marine broking structure.”

Smaje added: “Today’s announcement reflects our ongoing commitment to deliver the best client solutions through broking excellence. David brings extensive broking and business experience which will strengthen Willis Towers Watson’s stakeholder relationships and ensure we provide specialist broking expertise to deliver the best results for our clients.”