Willis Group Holdings, a UK-based insurance broker, has appointed Rowan Douglas as CEO of Global Analytics.

In his role, Douglas will oversee all analytics-related activities and expenditures across Willis Group, including the Willis Research Network.

Based in the UK and reporting to group president, Grahame Millwater, Douglas moves from CEO of global analytics at Willis Re.

Millwater said there are significant opportunities to capitalise on the investments and capabilities made in Willis Re Analytics and the Willis Research Network over recent years to respond to the ever-growing analytics requirements across the reinsurance and retail divisions of Willis Group.

"This move enables us to harness our sophisticated modelling and research capabilities to fulfil commitments under the Willis Cause by improving our understanding of our clients’ business and developing the best solutions for them," added Millwater.