New marine appointment at Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson has added to its marine team with the appointment of Darren Kirkham from Marsh, reports Insurance Insider.

Hull specialist Kirkham joins from rival broker Marsh. Previously he worked at Ed Broking. The Willis marine team saw several departures in the run-up to the merger with Aon, which was cancelled at a late stage. Global head of marine broking David Ripton left for Lockton, as did Paolo Santamaria, while Paul Newton left for Antares.

Simon Lockwood, head of shipowners marine at Willis, said: “We are delighted to welcome Darren to our extensive marine hull team.