New York
15 June 2011
Reporter: Steven Lafferty
Securities Lending default image
Willis appoints Connolly executive risks practice leader
Willis North America has appointed John A. Connolly as executive risks practice leader. Since 2009, Connolly has been the co-leader of the practice with Steve Pincus, who will continue to manage Willis' substantial Executive Risks operations in New York.

Connolly will be responsible for leading the Practice and driving business development in North America. He will collaborate with Willis' global executive risks practice, FINEX, to deliver innovative solutions to North American clients. He will also work closely with the insurance carrier community to secure industry leading insurance coverage. Connolly will report to Eric Joost, Chief Executive of Willis North America Specialties.

Commenting on this appointment, Joost said, "John has an outstanding reputation in the executive risk space and a keen eye for innovation. In the rapidly evolving landscape of executive risk, Willis has established itself as an industry leader under John's guidance and I'm confident we will continue to build on our success."

Philadelphia-based Connolly joined Willis in 2007, and has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. As D&O and Professional Liability expert, Connolly has served as both a broker and an underwriter in London and the United States.

More news
The latest news from Captive Insurance Times
Join Our Newsletter

Sign up today and never
miss the latest news or an issue again

Subscribe now
GEB appoints executive management trio
23 June 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Generali Employee Benefits (GEB) has welcomed Eric Butler, Roland Raad and Thierry Mestach to its international management team
R&Q sells Lloyds managing agency to Coverys
23 June 2017 | London | Reporter: Becky Butcher
R&Q Investment Holdings has reached an agreement to sell the entire share capital of its Lloyd’s managing agency, R&Q managing agency, to Coverys, a provider of medical professional liability insurance based in Boston
Captives dominate the BVI insurance sector
23 June 2017 | Road Town, British Virgin Islands | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Captives in the British Virgin Island’s insurance sector continue to dominate the market, in terms of the number of firms, as well as revenues generated, according to a new BVI Global Contribution report
FCC Services captive reports ‘financially solid’ 2016 results
22 June 2017 | Colorado | Reporter: Becky Butcher
The Farm Credit System Captive Insurance Company, the captive insurer of FCC Services, has reported a net income of $10.3 million in 2016, an increase of 7.8 percent compared to the previous year
Archer Daniels Midland captives rated ‘excellent’ by A.M. Best
22 June 2017 | Oldwick | Reporter: Becky Butcher
A.M. Best has assigned a financial strength rating of “A- (Excellent)” and long-term issuer credit ratings of “a-” to both of Archer Daniels Midland's captives
OECD ranks Barbados as 'largely compliant'
22 June 2017 | Bridgetown | Reporter: Becky Butcher
Barbados has been recognised by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OCED) Global Forum as being “largely compliant” during 2016
John Thomson departs HAI Group as CEO
21 June 2017 | Cheshire, Connecticut | Reporter: Becky Butcher
John Thomson has stepped down from his role as president and CEO at HAI Group, the public housing insurance agency