Willis Group appoints CEO of human capital and benefits practice

Willis Group has appointed Raymond Brood chief executive officer (CEO) of its new human capital and benefits (HCB) practice in Western Europe.


The appointment, which is effective from 1 May, is the first regional leadership role to be announced after the formation of the global HCB practice earlier in 2014.

Brood joins Willis Group from Mercer, which he joined in 2003 as head of group benefits.

He has also been a member of the Dutch leadership group and the European health and benefits group. 

Tim Wright, CEO of Willis International and leader of the global HCB practice, said: “We are delighted to have [Brood] joining us, and look forward to welcoming him to our European and HCB leadership team.

“He brings a great depth of experience developing all kinds of employee benefit solutions across diverse European markets.”

Brood added: “This is a great opportunity to help Willis’s [employer] clients to manage a wide array of challenges.

“With demographic changes and the shift of social security from state to individual, managing human capital and employee benefits will be a strategic focal point on the agenda of all employers.

“More than ever, doing this right will be the key to the sustainable success of organisations, both globally and locally.”