New Head of Global Marine Broking appointed by Willis Towers Watson


Willis Towers Watson has appointed David Ripton as its Head of Broking, Global Marine in its Corporate Risk and Broking unit. 

David joins from Marsh where he held the position of CEO for Marine UK since 2014. David brings over 30 years of Marine insurance experience in the global London marketplace.

David will be part of the Global Marine management team and will as part of that role be responsible for leading the global marine broking strategy including facility development and panels as well as the enhanced use of data and analytics for the benefit of the group’s global marine client base.  He will report to Ben Abraham, Global Head of Marine, as well as Philip Smaje, Global Head of Broking.

Ben Abraham said: “Today’s announcement exemplifies the continued investment we are making in our Global Marine business.  In a rapidly evolving marine market David will be in a unique position to drive innovation and client value within a truly global marine broking structure.” 

Philip Smaje said “Today’s announcement reflects our ongoing commitment to deliver the best client solutions through broking excellence.  David brings extensive broking and business experience which will strengthen Willis Towers Watson’s stakeholder relationships and ensure we provide specialist broking expertise to deliver the best results for our clients”