Willis Re, the reinsurance broking arm of Willis Group, has named Tony Melia as new CEO of Willis Re International, effective immediately.

In his new role, Melia will lead the international business unit, which covers Europe, Asia, Latin America and emerging markets business. She will report to John Cavanagh, CEO Willis Re.

During his career with Willis, Melia has held a number of variety positions, and was responsible for establishing the first analytics department at the firm.

Willis Re is known for its world-class Analytics capabilities, which it combines with its Capital Markets and Reinsurance expertise in a seamless, integrated offering that helps clients increase the value of their businesses.