Blogger Archives: Phil Ellis

Phil Ellis

Phil is Global Head of Strategic Risk Consulting for Willis' Risk & Analytics. He works with large and complex corporations to help them devise risk strategies to manage their risks through transfer, mitigation, retention, and/or avoidance. His team consists of actuaries, mathematicians, alternative risk transfer specialists, and natural catastrophe modellers and engineers. Phil is also non-executive Chairman of our Willis Global Energy specialty business.

Case Study: Using Insurance to Protect Corporate Financial Objectives


Optimizing insurance programs to act as a hedge to protect corporate financial objectives enables insurance buyers to deliver insurance programs that are superior in value and efficiency. Using insurance to reduce the volatility of an organization’s financial results moves insurance … Continue reading →

Using a Financial Impact Analysis to Define Risk Tolerance


Many of the world’s leading corporations do not have an explicit and agreed definition of their risk tolerance or appetite. We facilitate and guide many clients in this area. An important tool for us to start a conversation about tolerance … Continue reading →

Company Culture is the Key to Resilience

Resilient Winter Tree

I would like to focus here on a key cultural element that underpins resilience, and that is the bond of trust that exists in resilient companies among leaders, managers, employees, the Board, financiers, partners suppliers and indeed all stakeholders. Continue reading →

Understanding Catastrophes

Cost of Hurricane Katrina

Recent natural and man-made catastrophes are mandating that business recalibrate risk. This is because ‘worst cases’ are being exceeded all around us. Continue reading →