Skip to main content
Press Release

Willis Re appoints Cameron Green as head of International Casualty Reinsurance practice and John Philipsz as CEO of Willis Re Australia


January 22, 2020

Willis Re appoints Cameron Green as head of International Casualty Reinsurance practice as well as Chair of Willis Re’s Australian business.

GLOBAL, 21 January 2020 – Willis Re, the reinsurance business of leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), today announced the appointment of Cameron Green as head of International Casualty Reinsurance practice as well as Chair of Willis Re’s Australian business.

In this new role as the leader of the Casualty practice, Cameron will be responsible for the segment’s growth and development across Willis Re’s International business. He will also work on specific projects within the Asia Pacific region.

John Philipsz, who was the deputy CEO of Willis Re Australia, will become the Chief Executive. Both appointments are effective as of 1 January 2020. Cameron and John will continue to be based in Sydney.

Commenting on the appointments, Mark Morley, managing director of Asia Pacific at Willis Re, said: “The two executive positions will enhance the services and capabilities we provide to our clients throughout the region. At the same time, Cameron will continue to support Willis Re’s strategic development in Australia and New Zealand, playing a key advocacy role for a number of clients throughout these markets.”

Cameron, who has been Willis Re’s CEO in Australia since 2013, said he was looking forward to developing the Casualty practice for Willis Re International in addition to delivering strategic support for several of its Australian and New Zealand based clients. “Willis Re has identified the Casualty segment as a key opportunity for its International business, and I’m excited to be able to open doors for clients in such a dynamic area of reinsurance. It is an environment characterised by continuous changing demand for coverage. Furthermore, a closer working relationship with our US business and colleagues can only be of significant benefit for our International business,” he said.

John joined the Australian team in 2018 from Willis Towers Watson Securities. He said: “I’m delighted to be assuming the CEO role and will continue to develop the client-focused platform that has thrived under Cameron’s leadership. We have an exceptionally talented team and will carry on investing in our business to ensure that we provide our clients with leading strategic advisory and execution capabilities. In particular, we are focused on delivering innovative solutions for our clients across disaster and climate resilience, capital and portfolio optimisation, income diversification and growth as well as traditional risk transfer and protection options”.

About Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimise benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

About Willis Re

One of the world's leading reinsurance brokers, Willis Re is known for its world-class analytics capabilities, which it combines with its reinsurance expertise in a seamless, integrated offering that can help clients increase the value of their businesses. Willis Re serves the risk management and risk transfer needs of a diverse, global client base that includes all of the world's top insurance and reinsurance carriers as well as national catastrophe schemes in many countries around the world. The broker's global team of experts offers services and advice that can help clients make better reinsurance decisions and negotiate optimum terms. For more information, visit

Related content tags, list of links Press Release Reinsurance Australia
Contact Us