David Margrett was promoted from Willis Global COO

Broking firm Willis Group has appointed David Margrett as CEO of Willis International.

Margrett will work alongside chairman Sarah Turvill developing the retail brokerage brand outside US, England and Ireland.

Willis Group chairman and CEO, Joe Plumeri said, “As we turn a new chapter in that story, David Margrett joins Sarah to maintain and magnify that momentum moving forward. We’re excited about the expanded capabilities for clientsand the business possibilities that will arise when David brings his Global Specialties insight and expertise to our International network."

Since joining Willis in 2004, Margrett has held a number of senior positions, including chairman and CEO of Global Specialties and of Willis Limited, chairman of Faber & Dumas (the Group's International third party wholesale business) and most recently, president and COO of Willis Global.

Prior to joining Willis, he was chief executive of insurance broker Heath Lambert.