Towers Watson, a global professional services company has hired Ross Howard as global brokerage leader for its insurance and reinsurance brokerage business and will succeed Bill Eyre.

Bill Eyre will focus on client and market relationship development while the Howard appointment will be effective from 1 October 2012.

With more than 35 years of experience in the reinsurance brokerage industry, Howard served at Denis M. Clayton as European chief operating officer, prior to joining Towers Watson.

Currently, Howard is serving as the regional leader for brokerage in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Using his extensive industry experience and strong network of strategic relationships, Eyre will expand existing key client relationships globally and develop new prospects .