Willis Group Holdings, the global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker, has appointed Seth Peller as Global CEO of its Fine Art, Jewellery and Specie division. Based in London, he takes up his new role with immediate effect.
Peller has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry and has held a number of senior leadership roles at Willis in both mature and emerging markets, including global head of casualty and CEO of the firm’s Argentina operations.
Steve Hearn, deputy CEO of Willis Group Holdings, commented:
“Willis has a long and proud history in the fine art, jewellery and specie markets, providing insight-driven, comprehensive risk solutions to clients worldwide. We are committed to investing in, and continually improving, our offering to clients under Seth’s strong leadership. As well as knowing the London market inside out, Seth has experience in a diverse range of wholesale and retail markets. His technical knowledge and wide-ranging relationships with colleagues, carriers and clients will ensure we remain at the forefront of this highly specialised and increasingly global market.”
Seth Peller added: “Working for the long term benefit of our clients, I want us to challenge the status quo, to innovate and to drive this business forward. We will put aside any preconceived notions, and draw on capabilities from across Willis to develop further our global offering in fine art, jewellery and specie. I’m looking forward to leading a business with a fine heritage and an exciting future.”
From his base in London, Peller will lead FAJS teams in the UK, US and worldwide. He replaces David Gordon, who has resigned from the Willis Group and is serving his notice period.