Willis Re, the reinsurance department of Willis Towers Watson PLC, named John Philipsz vice president Willis Re Australia immediately, said the company in a statement Friday.
In this newly created role, Philipsz will be based in Sydney and report to Cameron Green, CEO of Willis Re Australia, confirmed a spokesman via email.
Before joining Willis Re, Philipsz joined Willis Towers Watson Securities in London before starting his Sydney office in 2015 and was appointed co-chair of Asia and the Pacific in 2016, the statement said.
Meanwhile, Karl Jones, head of disaster analysis for Willis Re International, will move from London to Sydney in the first quarter of 2019, the statement said. He was previously based in Sydney with Willis Re until 201
In addition, Warren Dresner, head of broker for Willis Re Australia, will move to Miami as a senior member of Willis Res's Latin American company, with the move Expected in the third quarter of 2019, the statement said.
"The addition of John and Karl to the Willis Re team in Australia will strengthen our business in the Australian market to drive our next growth phase," Green says. in the statement.
"These appointments are the will of the cooperative way Willis Re works globally," Mark Morley, head of Willis Re, Asia-Pacific, added in the statement.