Guy Carpenter Chairman Britt Newhouse is retiring at the end of 2017, a company spokesperson has confirmed.

Newhouse has been chairman of the reinsurance broker/strategic advisory firm since 2008. Before that, going back to 2001, he was president and CEO of Guy Carpenter’s Americas operations, where he handled all broking business in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Newhouse’s other previous positions for Guy Carpenter include Eastern Regional Manager and New York Branch Manager.

The spokesperson offered no further details about Newhouse’s impending departure.

Newhouse briefly stepped back into the trenches in 2015, when he became interim CEO of Guy Carpenter’s U.S. operations after Andrew Marcell departed.