Peter Hearn

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Hearn is the Chief Executive Officer of Guy Carpenter and a member of the Marsh McLennan Executive Committee.

Throughout over four decades in the reinsurance industry, Peter has served in a number of senior leadership roles. Most recently, he was Global Chairman of Willis Re from March 2011 to June 2015. Prior to that, Peter served as the company’s Global CEO from February 2005 to March 2011, during which time he was also a member of the Willis Group Executive Committee.

Peter began his reinsurance career in 1978 with Willis Faber and Dumas, working in the North American casualty, facultative, marine, and North American reinsurance divisions until 1981. That year, he joined the Philadelphia office of Towers Perrin Forster and Crosby, and became a partner in 1986.

Peter joined Willis Re as a Senior Vice President in January 1994 to establish and lead its Philadelphia office. He was appointed Eastern Regional Manager in October 1994 and Executive Vice President in 1997. In 1999, Peter was named one of three global/national production leaders; in 2000, he assumed overall responsibility for directing new business production efforts for global, national, and regional property/casualty business. In 2002, he became President of Willis Re.

Peter holds a BA in history and political science from Lake Forest College.

At Guy Carpenter and Marsh McLennan, our purpose is to “make a difference in the moments that matter.” If we reflect on the most challenging situations and the defining events of the last 40 years, the re/insurance industry should be proud of its ability to rise to the occasion and make a difference.