To serve independent brokers globally from its base in UK

Willis Group Holdings, an insurance broker, has planed to expand its Willis Commercial Network business model for serving independent brokers from its base in the UK to countries around the world.

The company has appointed Mark Radburn as CEO of Willis Networks International to oversee the expansion. Mr Radburn, will report to Sarah Turvill, CEO, Willis International.

Mr Radburn joined Willis from JLT in 1996 as Sales & Marketing Director for the Willis UK & Ireland central region. He was appointed as managing director in 2002.

Phil Scarrett, currently managing director of Willis UK & Ireland’s Commercial business, will succeed Mr Radburn as managing director of Willis Networks, in the UK, and will continue to report to Brendan McManus, CEO of Willis UK & Ireland. Mr Scarrett joined Willis in 2008 from Norwich Union.

Brendan said: The key to the success of Willis Networks has been the independence of its members and their access to our strong trading relationships with leading insurers, cutting-edge technology and business support and training services.

“We believe that the name we have created for our Networks in the UK will resonate in other markets around the world and have appointed Mark to lead the initial charge into Europe and Latin America. The UK networks remain the jewel in our crown and Phil’s experience will help us reach our goals of growing the Willis Commercial Network to 100 members and Willis N2 to 120 members by 2011.