Hill tops Willis expansion

Hill tops Willis expansion
Gordon Hill, formerly of risk consultancy Richard Oliver, is to head the new high-powered risk division set up by global broker Willis to rival the dominance of risk management services provided by the big five accountancy firms. The move follows the recent Turnbull Report, which laid out guidelines and principles on corporate governance and elevated the problem of risk management into the boardroom. Willis intends to become a serious player in the business risk market, and has pooled its risk management resources into one division, Willis Business Risk Practice, in a bid to offer plcs a holistic service. A spokesperson said Willis is looking to quickly expand its 60-strong risk team. Richard Oliver is a subsidiary of Willis.

AIRMIC shows that it cares
Members of the Association of Insurance and Risk Managers (AIRMIC) and their guests have donated almost £1,200 to the Carers' National Association, a support group for people caring for sick or elderly relatives – the result of a single evening's fund-raising. All those present at AIRMIC's annual dinner were asked to dig deep into their pockets and make a donation. As a result, a total of £1,179 has now been handed over to the charity, chosen by AIRMIC Chairman Mark Butterworth.

Of course we'll manage it
The Risk & Insurance Research Group is holding a two-day workshop on the risk management process and its role in the modern corporation on April 11 and 12 at the Westbury Hotel, London. The course provides a clear insight into risk management issues and practical applications, including identifying and measuring major threats, offering guidelines on risk financing and discussing the roles of the risk manager and the use of external service providers. For details contact Angela Millard on 020 7836 0614.