James Kent

Global CEO, Willis Re (UK) 
James Kent was appointed Global CEO of Willis Re in 2017. Based in London, he is responsible for Willis Re’s worldwide operations.

Previously, James was Global Deputy CEO of Willis Re having been appointed to this position in December 2016. James also had the role of North America President of Willis Re and ran the U.S. operation in conjunction with Jim Bradshaw, CEO of Willis Re North America. James was charged with growing our Property, Casualty and Specialty operations throughout North America leading a collaborative and client focused organization.

Prior to his appointment as President of Willis Re North America, James ran the reinsurance operations for Willis Re Bermuda where he was responsible for developing new reinsurance business from Bermuda-domiciled companies and for managing inward business into the Bermuda reinsurance market. James was instrumental in establishing Willis Re’s unique Bermuda platform and ensuring that the Bermuda operation became fully aligned with our worldwide network of offices, thus allowing our global clients to receive local representation when dealing with the Bermuda reinsurance market.

James joined Willis Re in 2004 from Aon Re.