WTW hires Asia head of casualty

New executive brings more than 15 years' experience in P&C underwriting and broking

WTW hires Asia head of casualty

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Ben MacCarthy (pictured above) as head of casualty for Asia, under its corporate risk and broking (CRB) business, effective Dec. 1.

Based in Hong Kong, MacCarthy will report to Paul Ward, head of global markets P&C in Asia.

MacCarthy has more than 15 years of experience in the property and casualty market, both in underwriting and broking. He has held key roles in international insurance and broking companies, most recently as head of customer and distribution management for commercial insurance at Zurich Insurance in Hong Kong. Prior to that, he was head of casualty for Zurich’s commercial business in Hong Kong. Before joining Zurich, he had worked in Marsh Hong Kong and Australia for 10 years. MacCarthy started his insurance career at Liberty International, where he spent five years in the casualty affinity team in Brisbane, Australia.

“We are pleased with Ben joining our casualty team in Asia,” Ward said. “Together with his strong track record and WTW’s global P&C structure, we are confident that Ben will drive and strengthen our casualty capabilities here in Asia.”

“Casualty risks are constantly evolving and growing in number, scope and complexity,” said Luke Ware, head of CRB, Asia. “With his background and knowledge, Ben is well-positioned to take this key aspect of our business forward, delivering innovative casualty solutions to help protect our clients’ bottom line. We look forward to welcoming Ben to our CRB business in Asia.”

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