Don Harrell appointed MD & COO of Willis Re Specialty

Willis Re has announced the appointment, with immediate effect, of Donald Harrell as Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer of Willis Re Specialty.

Harrell was until earlier this year the chairman of the Facts and Figures Committee for the International Union of Marine Insurance.

His most recent role was Head of International Insurance at Aspen Insurance and Active Underwriter of its Lloyd’s Syndicate 4711.

Harrell had previously been Senior Vice President of Liberty International Underwriters in New York, and 16 years with AIG and CV Starr. He began his career in London as a marine and energy broker for Bain Hogg.

Harrell’s new responsibilities include expansion of Willis Re’s International Specialty business and management of Willis Re Specialty’s day-to-day operations.

Harrell will be based in London and will report to Graeme Moore, CEO of Willis Re Specialty.

Commenting on the appointment, Moore said: “We are delighted to have attracted a market figure with the experience and credentials that Don brings to the table. His track record in management and business development is first class, and his knowledge of the marine and energy sector in particular will be of exceptional value to Willis Re at this time of market upheaval in that important class.” 00000060000