People: Willis Group Holdings PLC (WSH)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James McCann

62 2013 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Dominic Casserley

56 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stephen Hearn

47 2013 Deputy Chief Executive Officer; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Willis Global

John Greene

48 2014 Group Chief Financial Officer

Nicolas Aubert

2014 Chief Executive Officer - Willis UK Insurance

Todd Jones

49 2013 Chief Executive Officer - Willis North America

Hui-Chih Ko

2014 Chairman of Willis Asia

David Martin

2014 Chief Executive Officer of Willis Limited

Timothy Wright

52 2012 Chief Executive Officer of Willis International

Celia Brown

59 2013 Executive Vice President and Human Resources Director

Adam Rosman

48 2012 Group General Counsel

Francisco Luzon Lopez

66 2013 Director

Jaymin Patel

46 2013 Director

Jeffrey Ubben

53 2013 Director

Anna Catalano

54 2006 Independent Director

Roy Gardner

68 2006 Independent Director

Jeremy Hanley

68 2006 Independent Director

Robyn Kravit

62 2008 Independent Director

Wendy Lane

63 2004 Independent Director

Douglas Roberts

66 2003 Independent Director

Michael Somers

71 2010 Independent Director

Peter Poillon

Director

Biographies

Name Description

James McCann

Mr. James Francis McCann is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Willis Group Holdings PLC. Prior to serving as the non-executive Chairman of the Board, Mr. McCann served as the Company’s Presiding Independent Director. Mr. McCann was a member of the CEO Search Committee as well as other ad hoc Board Committees convened from time to time. He has served since 1976 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 1-800-Flowers.Com, Inc., a florist and gift shop company. He also serves as a director for Scott’s Miracle-Gro, Dearborn National and JPMorgan Chase Regional Advisory Board. He previously served as a director and Compensation Committee member of Lottomatica S.p.A. and a director of Gateway, Inc. and The Boyds Collection, Ltd.

Dominic Casserley

Mr. Dominic Casserley is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Willis Group Holdings PLC. Before joining the Company, he served as a senior partner of McKinsey & Company, which he joined in New York in 1983. During his 29 years at McKinsey & Company, Mr. Casserley was based in the U.S. for 12 years, Asia for five years, and, from 2000 until 2012, he worked across Europe while based in the London office. During his time at McKinsey & Company, Mr. Casserley led McKinsey’s Greater China Practice and its UK and Ireland Practice. Mr. Casserley was a member of McKinsey’s Shareholder Council, the firm’s global board, from 1999 to 2012 and for four years served as the Chairman of its Finance Committee. Mr. Casserley is a graduate of Cambridge University.

Stephen Hearn

Mr. Stephen Patrick Hearn is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Willis Group Holdings Plc, since January 7, 2013 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Willis Global, subsidiary of the Company, effective January 1, 2012. As Chairman and CEO of Willis Global, Steve is responsible for Willis’ wholesale, specialist brokerage and consulting services including Willis Re, Willis Global Specialties, Willis Faber & Dumas, Willis Global Analytics, Willis Global Solutions and Willis Global Placement. In early 2011 Steve was appointed as CEO of Willis Re, where he was responsible for Willis Re’s worldwide operations. From 2009 until 2011 he led Faber & Dumas, Global Markets International and Willis Facultative. Since joining Willis in 2008 as a result of the HRH acquisition by Willis Group, Steve has served as Chairman of Special Contingency Risk (SCR), the Willis specialty Kidnap & Ransom broker, Chairman of Willis Facultative and Chairman and CEO of Glencairn Limited, a London wholesale broker. He is CEO of Willis Limited, the Group’s principal UK regulated entity. Prior to joining HRH, Steve was at Glencairn Limited. Following the company’s management buy-out from Glenrand MIB he was appointed CEO in 2003. His team created one of the most mid-tier London Market broking firms of that time. In 2005 he became Chairman & CEO of Glencairn Group Limited, comprising operations in London, Bermuda, Moscow, Brisbane and Johannesburg. He led the three-man team that sold the business to U.S. broking group HRH in 2007. Earlier in his career Steve was President & CEO of Marsh Affinity Europe, responsible for their Affinity operations in 13 countries and a staff of 1,000. Prior to this he held a number of positions in client management, sales and P&L management at Marsh and Sedgwick Limited, including time in U.K. Commercial Lines Retail, Life & Pensions and, latterly, scheme and affinity business.

John Greene

Mr. John Greene has been appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective June 2, 2014. Mr. Greene joins the Company after more than eight years with HSBC Holdings, where he currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for their global Retail Bank and Wealth Management business. Earlier in his career with HSBC Holdings, he was chief financial officer for HSBC Insurance and chief financial officer for the Consumer & Mortgage Lending business. Prior to HSBC, he was with GE for twelve years in various roles including chief financial officer for GE Global Business Finance. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Nicolas Aubert

Mr. Nicolas Aubert has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Willis UK Insurance of the Company. While initially serving as CEO Designate in 2015, Aubert will report to Steve Hearn, Deputy CEO of Willis Group and current CEO of Willis UK Insurance. Following a transition period and the confirmation of regulatory approvals, Aubert will take up the position as CEO of Willis UK Insurance in order to lead the expansion of Willis's insurance business in the UK, reporting to Willis Group CEO Dominic Casserley. Steve Hearn will continue in his role as Group Deputy CEO. Aubert is currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of American International Group (AIG) in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and formerly Managing Director of AIG in the UK. As Managing Director of AIG in the UK, Aubert led one of the largest companies specialising in the UK business insurance market and the London market, with offices located throughout the country. After joining AIG in June 2002 Aubert served in various senior management positions, including Managing Director of Southern Europe, where he oversaw operations in 12 countries. Prior to AIG, Aubert worked in various leadership positions at ACE, CIGNA, GAN and GENERALI. He holds a specialised Masters degree in Insurance Law (DESS Assurances) from Pantheon-Sorbonne University of Paris and an MBA from the French High Insurance Studies Center (CHEA).

Todd Jones

Mr. Todd Jones is Chief Executive Officer - Willis North America of Willis Group Holdings PLC.Mr. Jones joined Willis in 2003 as the North American Practice Leader for Willis’s Executive Risks Practice and served as the President of Willis North America from 2010 to 2013. Mr. Jones also served as a National Partner for the Northeast Region. Prior to joining Willis, Mr. Jones held various leadership roles in the insurance brokerage industry. Before entering the brokerage industry, he was a financial analyst and corporate banker for a regional bank that is now part of Wells Fargo, focusing on the telecommunications industry.

Hui-Chih Ko

Hui-Chih Ko is Chairman of Willis Asia of Willis Group Holdings Public Limited Company., effective Sept. 7, 2014 .Mr. Ko will play a leading role in defining Willis Asia's strategic direction and driving client engagement and growth across the region. He starts his new role today and will initially be based in the Singapore HQ of Willis Asia, which employs around 890 associates in 36 offices. He joins from Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), where he served as MMC Country Corporate Officer for Taiwan. He has over 30 years' industry experience and has held a number of senior posts at Marsh, including Deputy Chairman, Greater China Region; and Managing Director and Chairman, Marsh Taiwan.

David Martin

Mr. David Martin is Chief Executive Officer of Willis Limited a subsidary of Willis Group Holdings PLC. Prior to joining Willis in 2013, Mr Martin was at Zurich Insurance Group, where he led global sales and distribution for Zurich’s general insurance business. He also spent 16 years with AON, where he was managing director of UK Corporate.

Timothy Wright

Mr. Timothy D. Wright is Chief Executive Officer of Willis International of Willis Group Holdings PLC., since April 16, 2012. Mr. Wright served as Group Chief Operating Officer from 2008 to 2012. Prior to joining the Willis Group, he was a Partner of Bain & Company where he led their Financial Services practice in London. Mr. Wright was previously UK Managing Partner of Booz Allen & Hamilton and led their insurance work globally. He has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance and financial service industries internationally.

Celia Brown

Ms. Celia R. Brown is Executive Vice President and Human Resources Director of Willis Group Holdings PLC. She was was appointed an executive officer on January 23, 2012. Ms. Brown joined the Willis Group in 2010 and serves as the Willis Group Human Resources Director. Prior to joining the Willis Group, Ms. Brown spent over 20 years at XL Group plc where she held a number of senior roles. Ms. Brown served from 2006 to 2009 as the Executive Vice President, Head of Global HR and Corporate Relations at XL Group plc. Following XL Group plc, Ms. Brown formed an independent management consultancy, providing human resources services to not-for-profit, corporate and individual clients.

Adam Rosman

Mr. Adam L. Rosman is Group General Counsel of Willis Group Holdings PLC., since May 7, 2012. Adam is the Group General Counsel and is responsible for legal, corporate secretary, compliance, audit and risk management. He joined Willis in 2009 and served for three years as the company’s Deputy Group General Counsel, responsible for Willis’ worldwide legal operations. Before joining Willis, Adam was Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Cablevision Systems Corporation in Bethpage, NY, and before that he was a partner at the Washington D.C.-based law firm of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, where he advised public companies and senior executives on a range of topics, including Sarbanes-Oxley. Between 1997 and 2003, Adam was an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, D.C., where he prosecuted a wide range of matters. He also worked in 2000-2001 as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Staff Secretary for President Clinton. He is a graduate of and Union College, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He has lectured as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

Francisco Luzon Lopez

Mr. Francisco Luzon Lopez is Director of Willis Group Holdings plc. From 1996 until January 2012, Mr. Luzón served in several capacities at Banco Santander, S.A. (a public company organized under the laws of Spain), most recently as Executive Board Member and General Manager of the Latin American Division, from 1996 until 1998, as Executive Director and Deputy to the Chairman and Head of Strategy, Communication and Investor Relations, and in 1998, as Head of Human Resources and Information Technology. Prior to that, Mr. Luzón held executive positions at several other banks, including Argentaria, S.A., Banco Exterior de Espana, S.A., Banco Bilbao Vizcaya and Banco Vizcaya. Within the last five years, Mr. Luzón has served as a Director of Banco Santander, S.A. and Inditex-Zara, the international fashion retail company. Mr. Luzón currently is a director of Latam Airlines Group, the international airline, and Member of its Finance Committee and its Strategy Committee. He also serves on the boards and advisory councils of numerous academic institutions, non-profit organizations and think tanks. He is also a consultant of the Interamerican Development Bank. Mr. Luzón has a Degree in business and economics from Bilbao University and, in 2010, received an Honorary Degree in economics from University Castilla La Mancha.

Jaymin Patel

Mr. Jaymin B. Patel is Director of Willis Group Holdings plc. Mr. Patel is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of GTECH Americas, a division of GTECH S.p.A. (formerly named Lottomatica S.p.A.), a leading commercial operator and provider of technology in regulated worldwide gaming markets. Before becoming CEO of GTECH Corporation, then a subsidiary of Lottomatica Group S.p.A. in 2008, Mr. Patel held various executive positions at GTECH, including President and Chief Operating Officer (2007), Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (2000-2007), Vice President, Financial Planning and Business Evaluation (1998-2000) and Finance Director, European and African Operations (1995-1997). From August 2006 until April 2007, Mr. Patel also served as Chief Financial Officer of Lottomatica S.p.A. (now GTECH S.p.A.). Prior to joining GTECH, Mr. Patel worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. Mr. Patel serves as a member of the Board and the Executive Management Committee of GTECH S.p.A. Mr. Patel holds a B.A. with honors from Birmingham Polytechnic in the United Kingdom and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London.

Jeffrey Ubben

Mr. Jeffrey W. Ubben is Director of Willis Group Holdings plc. Mr. Ubben is a Founder, Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Investment Officer of ValueAct Capital. Prior to founding ValueAct Capital in 2000, Mr. Ubben was a Managing Partner at Blum Capital Partners for more than five years. Previously, Mr. Ubben spent eight years at Fidelity Investments where he managed the Fidelity Value Fund. Mr. Ubben is a former director and member of the Compensation Committee of Acxiom Corp., a former director and member of the Compensation Committee of Gartner Group, Inc., a former director and member of the Audit and Finance Committee of Misys, plc, a former director and member of the Nomination and Governance Committee of Omnicare, Inc., a former director and member of the Audit and Finance Committee of Sara Lee Corp. and a former director of several other public and private companies. In addition, Mr. Ubben serves as chairman of the national board of the Posse Foundation, is on the board of trustees of Northwestern University, and is also on the board of the American Conservatory Theater. He has a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Anna Catalano

Ms. Anna Cheng Catalano is Independent Director of Willis Group Holdings PLC. She was Group Vice President, Marketing for BP plc from 2001 to 2003. Prior to that she held various executive positions at BP and Amoco, including Group Vice President, Emerging Markets at BP; Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations at Amoco; and President of Amoco Orient Oil Company. She currently serves on the Board and the Governance Committee of Mead Johnson Nutrition and Chemtura Corporation and the Compensation Committees of Mead Johnson Nutrition, Chemtura Corporation and Kraton Performance Polymers. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Houston Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and serves as a director on the National Board of the Alzheimer’s Association. Ms. Catalano formerly served on the boards of SSL International plc, Hercules Incorporated, Aviva plc and U.S. Dataworks and as an advisory board member of BT Global Services. Ms. Catalano holds a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

Roy Gardner

Sir Roy Gardner is Independent Director of Willis Group Holdings PLC. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant and served as Chairman of Compass Group PLC, a food and support services company, until his retirement from the position in February 2014. He also served as Chairman of the Nominating Committee of Compass Group PLC. He is a Senior Advisor to Credit Suisse and also a Director and Chairman of the Nominating Committee of Mainstream Renewable Power Limited, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Energy Futures Lab of Imperial College London, President of Carers UK, Chairman of the Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network and Chairman and member of several board committees of Enserve Group Ltd. In addition, he was Chairman of Connaught plc between May and September 2010. He previously held positions as Chief Executive of Centrica plc, Chairman of Manchester United plc, Chairman of Plymouth Argyle Football Club, Finance Director of British Gas plc, Managing Director of GEC-Marconi Ltd, Director of GEC plc and Director of Laporte plc.

Jeremy Hanley

The Right Honorable Sir Jeremy Hanley, KCMG, is Independent Director of Willis Group Holdings PLC. He is a Chartered Accountant and a director of Willis Limited, a subsidiary of the Company, and a director and member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees of Langbar International Limited and of London Asia Capital plc. He also serves on the International Advisory Committee for GTECH S.p.A Sir Jeremy was a Member of Parliament for Richmond and Barnes from 1983 to 1997 and held a number of ministerial position in the U.K. government, including Under Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Cabinet Minister without Portfolio at the same time as being Chairman of the Conservative Party and Minister of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs. He retired from politics in 1998. He also served on the Boards of Lottomatica S.p.A., Onslow Suffolk Limited, Mountfield Group Limited, Nymex London Limited and ITE Group plc. and the Audit Committee of the Joint Arab British Chamber of Commerce.

Robyn Kravit

Ms. Robyn S. Kravit is Independent Director of Willis Group Holdings PLC. She is an international business executive with almost 30 years of experience in establishing and directing significant China-based operations engaged in the international trading of industrial raw materials. Ms. Kravit co-founded Tethys Research LLC, a biotechnology company, and has acted as its Chief Executive Officer since 2000. From 2001 through 2010, Ms. Kravit was a Director of FONZ, the organization which manages commercial and educational activities for Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park, serving two terms as President and later chairing its Audit Committee. On January 1, 2012, she was appointed to a two-year term on the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies. She currently serves on the Advisory Council of Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering and the Board of Governors of the Washington Foreign Law Society. She previously served on the Board of InovaChem Inc. Ms. Kravit holds a BA in East Asian Studies from Vassar College, and a MA in East Asian Studies from Harvard University.

Wendy Lane

Ms. Wendy E. Lane is Independent Director of Willis Group Holdings PLC. She was a member of the CEO Search Committee as well as other ad hoc Board Committees convened from time to time. She has been Chairman of Lane Holdings, Inc., an investment firm, since 1992. Prior to forming Lane Holdings, Inc., Ms. Lane was a Principal and Managing Director of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette Securities Corporation, an investment banking firm, serving in these and other positions from 1981 to 1992. Ms. Lane is also a director and Audit Committee member of UPM-Kymmene Corporation, a Finnish publicly-held corporation and, until May 13, 2014, will serve as a member of the board, Nominating and Corporate Governance and Audit Committees of Laboratory Corporation of America. Ms. Lane holds a BA from Wellesley College and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Douglas Roberts

Mr. Douglas B. Roberts, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Willis Group Holdings PLC. He is the former Treasurer for the State of Michigan, a position held from April 2001 to December 2002 and from January 1991 to November 1998. From January 1999 to March 2001 he was Vice President of Business Development and Best Practices at Lockheed Martin IMS. Prior to January 1991, Mr. Roberts worked in the Michigan Senate as Director, Senate Fiscal Agency from April 1988 to December 1990 and as Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction for the Department of Education. Mr. Roberts holds a doctorate in Economics from Michigan State University. Currently, Mr. Roberts is both a Professor and the Director for the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University.

Michael Somers

Dr. Michael J. Somers, Ph.D. is Independent Director of Willis Group Holdings PLC. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Irish National Treasury Management Agency from 1990, when it was established, until the end of 2009. The Agency, which is a commercial entity outside the civil service, was initially set up to arrange Ireland’s borrowing and manage its national debt. Its remit was extended to establish and manage the National Pensions Reserve Fund, of which Dr. Somers was a Commissioner, and the National Development Agency, of which he was Chairman. It also incorporated the State Claims Agency, which handles claims against the State and against hospitals and other medical institutions. Dr. Somers previously worked in the Irish Department of Finance and the Central Bank and served as Secretary General of the Department of Defense from 1985 to 1987. He was the Irish member of the EU Monetary Committee from 1987 to 1990 and chaired the EU group that established the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He served on the board of the Irish Stock Exchange until the end of 2009. He was the Irish Director on the Board of the European Investment Bank up to May 2013. He serves on the Boards of Allied Irish Banks plc, St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group Ltd., the Institute of Directors, Hewlett Packard International Bank plc, Fexco Holdings Ltd., and as Chairman of Goodbody Stockbrokers, a subsidiary of Fexco. He also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committees of Hewlett Packard International Bank plc and St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group and Chairman of the Risk Committee of the AIB Bank. He was awarded the honor of Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur by the President of France. He holds various degrees, including a master’s degree in economic science and a doctorate from University College Dublin.

Peter Poillon

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