Willis Re, the reinsurance arm of Willis Group Holdings, has established a new office in Toronto, Canada. The office will open on September 1, 2010 and will complement Willis Group’s existing presence in Toronto.

In conjunction, Willis Re has appointed Robert Wildbore, currently executive director of the company, as the executive vice president and head of the new office. He will relocate from London to Toronto.

Mr Wildbore most recently has been responsible for Willis Group’s reinsurance business in the English-speaking Caribbean, working closely with Willis Re’s Miami office.

The company said that the new office will be located at 145 King Street West, Suite 1200, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 1J8, Canada.

Peter Hearn, CEO of Willis Re, said: “Adding an office in Toronto will enable us to build on our success in Canada and offer an enhanced level of service to our current and future clients. Robert is ideally suited to lead the office thanks to his extensive experience advising our clients on the structuring and placement of their reinsurance protections.”