Towers Watson has appointed Keith Harrison as head of (re)insurance brokerage business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Based in London, Harrison joined Towers Watson with the 2002 acquisition of Denis M. Clayton & Co., a company he joined in 1989.

Most recently, Harrison has been head of North American reinsurance in London and will continue to oversee after taking up his new role.

He will also be involved with broking activities on behalf of North American clients.

Currently, Harrison is a member of the Towers Watson (Re)insurance Brokers and chairs the EMEA brokerage management board that oversees all of the company’s brokerage business in the region.

Recently, Towers Watson has hired Ross Howard as global leader for its insurance and reinsurance brokerage business, effective 1 October 2012.