Global insurance and reinsurance brokerage, Willis Towers Watson (WTW), has announced that interim country leader for New Zealand, Michael Brown, has been appointed as head of the region on a permanent basis.
Brown has served as interim country leader since May of this year, having been with WTW for more than 15 years.
During his tenure, he has covered the full spectrum of insurance broking, helping to deliver positive outcomes for all WTW clients, ranging from large corporates with complex needs, to small and medium-sized enterprises.
Based in Auckland, Brown will report to Sydney-based Simon Weaver, Head of Australasia and Head of Corporate Risk & Broking, Asia Pacific.
Weaver said: “Michael’s extensive relationships and knowledge of the local market contribute greatly to how we add value for our clients and assist them with the very best solutions in risk management and mitigation, the right insurance programmes and the support they need in the event of a claim.
“Michael has done a superb job of leading the business since May and is supported in his new role by a strong team of long-serving leaders from across the business.”
Brown added: “I’m extremely pleased to take on the role of Head of New Zealand in a permanent capacity, to lead our team of dedicated colleagues who take great pride in the long-term relationships they have with our clients and deliver excellent service that is second to none.
“As we look to the future, we will continue to build on our unique client value proposition by launching enhanced analytics and new technology to help our clients make more fact-based decisions around their risk and insurance, while providing fresh insights from around the world to help them meet emerging trends. We have an exciting journey ahead of us at WTW New Zealand and I’m delighted to be at the helm.”