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Willis Expands Calgary Team With New appointments

IBR Staff Writer Published 15 October 2009

Joe Seeger to lead Energy Practice for Canada

Willis Group, an insurance broker, has appointed Joe Seeger as Energy Practice Leader for Canada. In this new role, he will report to Alistair Rivers, CEO, Willis Energy and Marine. The broker also made several new appointments in Calgary to Seeger’s Energy team.

Dave Twaddle has been appointed as senior vice president of Willis Energy and will report to Seeger. Twaddle joins Willis from Jardine Lloyd Thompson, where he was managing director and Calgary Branch Manager.

The company stated that its Energy unit in Calgary in recent months has added number of energy industry executives, including Donna Holt, Laura Lansdown and Sandra (Sam) Pearson, all vice presidents and account executives; Account Manager Nicole Murphy along with Amy Cline as executive assistant all of whom have joined from a variety of other insurance brokers. Robert Carter joins from outside the industry as a Technical Assistant.

Most recently, Seeger was risk manager for Suncor Energy, prior to that he held similar position at Enbridge.

Alistair Rivers, CEO, Willis Energy and Marine said, “Joe’s appointment, alongside our other energy hires in Canada, builds on the steps we have already taken to develop our reputation as an industry leader in the energy field. The newly established team puts us in an even better position to give our clients a body of expertise that is truly world-wide. Joe understands the dynamic and complicated role risk managers play within an organization and with his broad background in business, insurance, and oil and gas, we know that he will lead with insight and provide meaningful and sound advice to clients.”