The Captive Review Hall of Fame was launched six years ago, a list designed to recognise the most influential figures in the captive insurance industry. The first iteration of the Hall of Fame featured 13 inductees, all professionals from across the captive industry who had made a significant impact during their time with captive insurance.
Since then the list has grown, adding more leading captive figures to its ranks. This year we induct three more captive professionals into the Hall of Fame—Alan Gier from GM Motors, Mary-Ellen Moriarty from EIIA, and Bruce Whitmore from Willis Towers Watson.
Alan Gier, Global Director of Corporate Risk Management and Insurance, GM Motors
Gier had his first job with GM Motors when he was at university, working in a local plant in his summer break. He later returned to the company, working in management positions across various areas of the business. In 2000 he moved into the risk management and insurance sphere, where he has had great influence over the last 22 years. President and chairman of General International Limited, GM’s Captive Insurance Company domiciled in Bermuda and Washington DC, Gier was also president of the Bermuda Captive Owners association for two years. A towering figure in the industry he is known to many and his insight welcomed by all.
Mary-Ellen Moriarty, Vice President for Property and Casualty, EIIA
With more than 30 years’ experience Moriarty has seen all the up and downs of the insurance industry over the last three decades. Spending the first 10 years of her career working for national insurance brokers and commercial insurance carriers, she moved to EIIA in 2002. She is still actively engaged in the captive industry, often speaking at events and putting her hand up to contribute. She sits on the board of the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) and is a member of its Amplify Women group.
Bruce Whitmore, Senior Consultant, Willis Towers Watson
Whitmore has been working in the risk financing industry for 30 years, across a number of organisations including Captive Resources, before starting his own captive management firm and insurance brokerage in 1999. He joined Willis Towers Watson in 2013 and since then has been involved in the formation and management of countless captives, including pure captives, group captives and RRGs. Whitmore still speaks at numerous industry events, and is lecturer for the International Centre for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE).