NU Online News Service, Oct. 2, 9:15 a.m. EDT

Willis Group Holdings said it has named Brian Curtis, formerly with Aon Ireland, as chief executive officer, Willis Risk Services (Ireland) Ltd.

The brokerage said Mr. Curtis will be responsible for driving growth and maintaining client service levels throughout Willis’ Irish operation, which employs 320 associates in offices in Dublin, Limerick and Cork, and generates annual revenues of more than $58 million.

At Aon Ireland Mr. Curtis was both chief operating officer and chief broking officer since 2000. Having started his own brokerage business at the age of 28, he sold the company in 1996.

He reports to Brendan McManus, CEO of Willis U.K. and Ireland, the company said.

Mr. Curtis succeeds Jim O’Mahoney, who was named chairman of Willis Risk Solutions (Ireland). The business, formerly known as Coyle Hamilton Willis, changed its name last September, to reflect its full integration into Willis and the global nature of Willis’ business in Ireland.