Insurance broker Willis Group has appointed David Margrett as new CEO of Willis International.

In this role, Margrett, a senior executive at Willis for the last seven years, will work alongside Sarah Turvill, chairman of Willis International, to focus on driving the division’s growth in the coming years.

Willis International is the retail brokerage division of Willis that focuses on business opportunities outside North America, Great Britain and Ireland.

In partnership with Turvill, Margrett will concentrate on the day-to-day running of the International business and work with her on the strategic development of group’s growth initiatives around the world.

Margrett joined Willis in 2004, since then he has held a number of senior positions, including chairman and CEO of global Specialties and of Willis, chairman of Faber & Dumas and most recently, president and COO of Willis Global.

Prior to joining Willis, he was chief executive of insurance broker Heath Lambert which has operations in 80 countries.