Joe Plumeri’s contract extended from April 2011 to July 2013

Willis has extended the contract of its chairman and CEO, Joe Plumeri, until July 2013. His contract was to expire in April 2011.

The board said: “Under Joe’s leadership, Willis has advanced its competitive position around the world and successfully navigated the strong headwinds of the continuing soft insurance market and the global economic downturn.

“Since joining in 2000, Joe has led the company through a decade of expansion through quality client service, a commitment to transparency, strategic acquisitions and sector-leading margins.

“We are delighted that Joe has agreed to stay at the helm to continue the company’s progress well into 2013.”

Extraordinary story

Plumeri said: “The extraordinary story of how far Willis has come over ten years is a credit to the tireless efforts of our executive team and our nearly 20,000 Associates, the sound counsel of our board of directors and the continued support of our clients and shareholders.

“I am as proud of and as passionate about Willis as I’ve ever been and look forward to leading the company through its next stage of growth.”