Global insurance and reinsurance broker, Willis Towers Watson (WTW), has announced the appointment of David Ripton as Head of Broking, Global Marine in its Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) unit.
Ripton joins the firm from rival brokerage Marsh, where since 2014 he held the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Marine UK. He brings more than three decades of marine insurance expertise to the role.
He joins part of the Global Marine management team, and will be responsible for leading the global marine broking strategy, including facility development and panels, and also greater use of data and analytics to create a better experience for the unit’s client base.
Ripton will report to Ben Abraham, Global Head of Marine, as well as Philip Smaje, Global Head of Broking.
Abraham commented: “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.”