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Willis Towers Watson names Tim Rees as new cyber leader

5th February 2018 - Author: Staff Writer

Willis Towers Watson has expanded its UK cyber unit with the appointment of Tim Rees as Client Engagement and Strategy Leader for the UK Cyber Risk Solutions business.

Willis logoBased in London and reporting to Anthony Dagostino, Global Head of Cyber Risk, Rees will be responsible for developing the firm’s integrated approach to cybersecurity in the UK, leading the company’s client outreach strategy and engagements across the full range of human capital and risk related cyber solutions.

Dagostino said; “we are delighted to have Tim on board to lead our talented UK cyber team to advise businesses on how to use their people, capital and technology to mitigate rapidly evolving cyber risks. Cybercrime annually costs the global economy $400bn – cyber risk is a growing threat that impacts nearly every sector and is now a Board level priority for business in the UK and globally.”

Rees will also be working closely with Glyn Thoms, who leads the firm’s UK cyber insurance broking business.

His appointment is part of Willis Towers Watson’s continued investment in its UK cyber business and development of end-to-end cyber risk solutions, covering human capital consultancy, risk quantification and technology advisory.

Previously Rees was Client Engagement Manager for UK software company, Blackdot Solutions, focusing on the legal sector and the U.S market.

His hire follows the recruitment of several former military and intelligence personnel, including his U.S counterpart, Tom Finan, who served as a senior cyber expert in the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.

“At Willis Towers Watson, we hire from a broad range of backgrounds to offer our clients the best advice and develop industry-leading solutions. Tim’s military and intelligence experience will bring insight on cyber risks and solutions that will keep us at the forefront and help protect our clients’ businesses” Dagostino added.

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