August 26, 2016 11:12 PM ET

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Company Overview of Willis Canada, Inc.

Company Overview

Willis Canada, Inc. operates as a risk management and insurance intermediary in Canada. It engages in identifying, analyzing, and managing risk. The company also delivers professional risk transfer, risk management, loss management, and actuarial services to companies, as well as financial and employee benefits consulting services. It serves small and medium-sized companies, and large multinationals. The company was founded in 1909 and is based in Toronto, Canada with additional offices in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver, Canada. Willis Canada, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Willis Holding Company of Canada Inc.

145 King Street West

Suite 1200

Toronto, ON M5H 1J8


Founded in 1909





Key Executives for Willis Canada, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Senior Vice-President and Natural Resources Practice Leader
Senior Vice President and Financial Institutions Practice Leader
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Willis Canada, Inc. Key Developments

Willis Canada Appoints Roger Hacala as Senior Vice President and Financial Institutions Practice Leader

Willis Canada appointed Roger Hacala as senior vice president and financial institutions practice leader. Among other responsibilities, Hacala will handle the financial institutions practice within Willis' Canada region, which includes offices in Toronto; Vancouver, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; and Montreal. Before joining Willis, Hacala was senior vice president for corporate risk at Trisura Guarantee Insurance Co.

Willis Canada Appoints Brian Parsons as CEO

Willis North America has appointed Brian Parsons as National Partner and CEO, Willis Canada. Mr. Parsons has deep experience in the insurance brokerage, risk management and natural resources industry. He joins Willis after spending 22 years with Marsh Canada, where he held a variety of leadership roles. Most recently he served as the National Practice Leader for Marsh's Mining Practice. He will report to Todd Jones, CEO, Willis North America. In this role, Mr. Parsons will be responsible for the strategic direction of Willis North America's Canada operations focusing on business development and expanding Willis' footprint in the marketplace, while aligning resources from across Willis' global platform to deliver industry leading solutions and services to Willis clients. Mr. Parsons will work closely with Willis' Global Industries and product leaders, including Natural Resources, to deliver the full range of insurance solutions to clients. Based in Toronto, Mr. Parsons has over 22 years of experience in the industry. Previously he was responsible for Marsh's Mining, Power and Energy business in Central Canada. Prior to this, Brian held leadership roles overseeing Marsh's operations in Saskatchewan and Calgary. Brian began his career with Johnson and Higgins Willis Faber.

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