WTW, a leading global advisory and broking solutions company, re-establishes its North America Facultative team with the appointment of three senior hires.
Ivan Breen joins as Head of North America Facultative from Canopius, where he operated as Head of US Open Market Property. Breen has more than twenty years of industry experience, having held positions in N.I.B UK Ltd and JLT Risk Solutions.
In addition, WTW welcomes Chris Lynam as Head of Property for North America Facultative. Lynam has almost two decades of experience as an Insurance and Risk professional, joining from Marsh, where he was a Senior Placement Specialist, responsible for Global Affinity & Portfolio Solutions.
Lastly, Andy Murray is appointed Head of Casualty for North America Facultative. Murray joined WTW in 2022, as a senior member of the Midwest Region’s Large and Complex Casualty team, having most recently been CUO and profit center leader of Starr Insurance Companies’ National Casualty Construction practice.
Commenting on the appointments, Alexander Shepherd, Head of Facultative says: “I am excited by these appointments in our North America team and feel confident that we will continue to re-define facultative broking, using WTW’s leading data and analytics capabilities. We will continue to break down the traditional barriers that our competitors can’t see past to deliver unique products that will benefit our cedants.”
Michael Chang, Head of Corporate Risk and Broking, North America says “In talking with our cedant customers across North America they are looking for greater value from their facultative brokers. At WTW we have invested heavily in our in-house analytics, which means we are uniquely placed to provide the advisory services that will enable our customers to buy their facultative covers far more strategically than they have in the past. Ivan, Chris, and Andy’s appointments are a key step for us in continuing to redefine the role of the facultative broker.”