Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, today announced the appointment of Luke Ware to the role of State Manager - South Australia, effective immediately. Based in Adelaide, he reports to Neil Gray, General Manager - Western Australia and South Australia.
In his new role, Ware has responsibility for Willis Adelaide’s day-to-day operations, and will play a key role in business development and underwriter dealings, as well as ensuring that local clients are provided with the full range of Willis’ global resources to meet their risk management needs.
Roger Wilkinson, CEO of Willis Australasia, commented, “Luke is ideally qualified for this position, bringing with him an extensive knowledge and understanding of local and global market dynamics, as well as the ability to advise and negotiate across a broad market sector. With his wealth of experience and exceptional business relationship skills, Luke’s appointment will help to ensure Willis is well positioned to maintain and further develop our strong client offerings in South Australia.”
Ware most recently worked for Willis in Perth, where he held the position of Account Director - Corporate Risks. He has considerable broking experience in both the Australian and London markets, having worked as a broker in the UK for a number of years. He commenced his broking career in South Australia and further grew his strong knowledge of the local market while working for Willis Adelaide uponhis return to Australia in 2009.
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