Michael Creighton joined the insurance broker in 2019 from his former role as head of export credit finance at Nedbank.

WTW has announced that Michael Creighton will assume a newly created role of head of trade credit and trade finance, Great Britain, effective immediately.

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Reporting to Paul Lacey, head of financial solutions GB, Creighton will be responsible for implementing WTW’s growth strategy for trade credit and trade finance in GB.

Creighton (pictured) joined WTW in 2019 as executive director within financial solutions from his former role as head of export credit finance at Nedbank.

At WTW he has led a team responsible for the credit and political risk insurance requirements for a portfolio of financial institutions and corporate clients.

His career in trade credit insurance began when he joined Coface South Africa, where he spent 15 years. He went on to spend eight years at SACE, the Italian Export Credit Agency, and was responsible for running representative offices in Africa and for a period in Asia.

He was also a non-executive board director and finance and audit committee chairperson of the African Trade Insurance Agency, now African Trade & Investment Development Insurance, an African multilateral export credit agency and trade credit and political risk insurer.

“Michael has been integral to the ongoing success of the financial solutions team and this new position reflects both his proven leadership skills and expertise, as well as WTW’s continued investment in servicing our trade credit and finance clients,” said Paul Lacey, head of financial solutions GB, WTW.

“I look forward to further working with him as we realise our ambitions and execute our growth strategy in 2024,” he said.

Pieter Van Ede, global head of trade credit, WTW added: “Providing unmatched solutions and valuable advice to our trade credit and finance clients requires best in class talent.

“Michael is a prime example of the calibre of expertise leading our offering and I am delighted to congratulate him on this new role.”