Global advisory, insurance and reinsurance broking specialist Willis Towers Watson has named Michael “Mike” J. Burwell as its new Chief Financial Officer, to replace the outgoing Roger Millay who retires on October 2nd 2017.
Burwell has 31 years of finance and professional services experience gained at PwC, holding a number of senior leadership roles, including Head of Global Transformation; Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer in the United States; and Head of Transaction Services in the United States.
He also has 11 years of audit experience and 12 years of Transaction Services advisory experience , including working on pre-merger due diligence and valuation.
John Haley, Chief Executive Officer, Willis Towers Watson, commented on the news; “We are excited to have Mike join our leadership team at an important point in our company’s evolution. Mike understands managing, leading and driving results in a complex, global company with a strong focus on clients. I am confident that his expertise in finance, transactions and transformation is well suited to guide our long-term growth and remaining integration efforts – allowing us to achieve our full potential as Willis Towers Watson.
“I would also like to thank Roger for his tremendous leadership and contribution to Willis Towers Watson. Roger leaves the Company much stronger for his service and positioned for future success.’’
‘’I am honored to have this opportunity to join Willis Towers Watson,” added Mike Burwell. “In all of my interactions, I have been impressed with the strength of leadership, commitment to clients and collaborative and inclusive culture. I look forward to contributing to the success of the company.”