Matthew Wilson joins from Willis

Sean Genden Travelers

Travelers has hired Matthew Wilson as its new chief operating officer for Europe. 

Wilson is based in London and will report to Travelers Europe chief executive Sean Genden (pictured), who was previously chief operating officer until his promotion in 2011.

Wilson joins Travelers from Willis where he has worked since 2000, holding roles including chief operating officer of Willis Global Specialties division, and compliance and legal affairs director of Willis’ international division.

In his new role, Wilson will oversee the European functional areas and partner with the senior leaders of the two European operations: Travelers Syndicate Management Ltd. (Syndicate 5000) and Travelers Insurance Company Ltd.

Genden said: “Matthew is a highly skilled manager with an impressive track record and I’m delighted to welcome him to the role of chief operating officer. The organisation will greatly benefit from Matthew’s breadth of experience and skills as we continue to develop our business and reputation as one of the world’s leading insurers.”

Wilson added: “Becoming chief operating officer of Travelers Europe is an excellent opportunity and I approach it with great enthusiasm.”