Blogger Archives: Colleen McCarthy

Colleen McCarthy

Colleen is Director of Communications for Willis North America, where she has worked since 2010. Based in New York, she comes from a background in journalism, having worked as an Associate Editor & Reporter at the insurance industry’s biggest magazine, Business Insurance. Colleen manages communications and PR across a broad range of industries for Willis’ 6,000 North American Associates in 100 offices.

The fourth industrial revolution: The “uberization” of the workforce

In a session called Talent, Culture and Risk: the Next Frontier, John Bremen, Human Capital & Benefits Leader for North America, talked about the fourth industrial revolution: the change to workforce dynamics that he described as the “uberization of the … Continue reading →

The Buzz at RIMS: The Latest News on Property, Political, Cyber, and Casualty

Willis Towers Watson experts talking to clients and insurers at RIMS offered their quick take on the buzz from the convention floor. Continue reading →

Why Risk is Becoming a Boardroom Issue: Dominic Casserley and John Haley at RIMS

As thousands of risk and insurance professionals across the industry gather for the Risk & Insurance Management Society’s annual conference in San Diego this week, I caught up with John Haley and Dominic Casserley about some of the external forces … Continue reading →

Steve Hearn at RIMS: What it Means to be the Analytical Broker


Two years ago at RIMS, Steve Hearn led the Willis team that announced the company’s ambition to become the analytical  broker. Now Deputy CEO of Willis Group, Hearn returns to RIMS  to talk about the progress made. Continue reading →

CEO Dominic Casserley Discusses Gras Savoye on Eve of RIMS

On the eve of RIMS, the insurance industry’s leading annual conference, Dominic Casserley discussed the recent announcement that Willis has made a firm offer to exercise its option to buy leading French insurance broker. Continue reading →

Bitcoin: Impossible to Insure?

bitcoin hacking incident

Virtual currency may be an inevitable part of our increasingly virtual world, but that doesn’t mean insurance companies have to like it – or insure it. Insurers are comfortable with what they know – with what they can measure and … Continue reading →

A Lot on Their Plate: Food and Beverage Industry Faces Reputational Risk

Meat shopping

I had the chance to catch up recently with Greg Benefield, Food & Beverage Leader for Willis North America, and he did not hesitate when I asked about the risks facing this broad industry sector: the number-one risk management issue … Continue reading →

Video: RIMS Day Three, With Willis North America CEO Todd Jones

RIMS: Todd Jones interview

Summing up the thousands of conversations at RIMS 2014, Todd Jones, CEO of Willis North America, returned to the word “resilience.” As every conference attendee was reminded by the devastating tornadoes that ripped through the southern U.S. this week, the … Continue reading →

Video: RIMS Day Two, With Deputy CEO Steve Hearn

RIMS: Steve Hearn interview

One of the effects of economic globalization is the extension of the supply chain on a global scale for businesses of all kinds—including those that may not see themselves as global companies at all. Continue reading →

Video: RIMS Day 1, With CEO Dominic Casserley

RIMS: Dominic Casserley Interview

The risks that businesses face today are becoming more complicated, more interrelated and more difficult to manage. That is one of the key underlying themes at RIMS 2014 in Denver, according to Dominic Casserley, CEO of Willis Group. Continue reading →

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Furacão Sandy susceptível a desencadear um volume significativo de reclamações sobre propriedade comerciais

Hurricane Sandy - Oct 28 (satellite view) PHOTO CREDIT: NASA

Furacão Sandy, uma tempestade que os meteorologistas dizem que é uma escala com poucos precedentes na Costa Leste, está susceptível de desencadear um volume significativo de reclamações de imóveis comerciais, de acordo com especialistas em nossa prática sinistros. Continuar lendo →

Transformações na área da saúde já estão em andamento, mas a indústria precisa acertar alguns detalhes

Mesmo antes de a Suprema Corte decidir sobre a constitucionalidade da reforma do sistema de saúde, uma transformação na indústria da saúde já estava em andamento quando as organizações de saúde começaram a considerar a forma que seus modelos de … Continuar lendo →