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Willis Canada names next national partner and CEO

Posted On: Oct. 7, 2014 12:00 AM CST

Brian Parsons has been named national partner and CEO of Willis Canada, Willis Group Holdings P.L.C.’s Willis North America unit announced Tuesday.

Mr. Parsons was most recently national practice leader for Marsh Canada’s mining practice. Mr. Parsons will be based in Toronto. He succeeds Rick Hynes, who is leaving Willis at year’s end, and will report to Willis North America CEO Todd Jones.

Willis said in a statement that in his new role, Mr. Parsons will be responsible for the strategic direction of Willis North America’s Canada operations focusing on business development and “expanding Willis’ footprint in the marketplace, while aligning resources from across Willis’ global platform to deliver industry leading solutions and services to Willis clients.”

“This appointment underscores our commitment to the Canadian marketplace and better positions us to deliver on our goal to be the premier partner to local firms,” Mr. Jones said in the statement.