Chairman of global specialty, Jerry Ridge, is to leave Willis following a career of 40 years in the market. Ridge has been in his role since 2015 with a two year stint as co-CEO of global speciality before that. There is currently no confirmation that Ridge will re-join the market in another role. Ridge joined Willis ‘s marine team in 1985 having started his career at Walsham Brothers, becoming a respected figure within the market. Ridge held a number of positions in marine and energy at Willis before becoming director of global marine and energy in 2004.