Willis Towers Watson (WTW) CEO John Haley has taken a position on the Board of Directors of MAXIMUS, a US outsourcing company that provides services to government health and human services agencies worldwide.
Haley, who previously served as one of the MAXIMUS Board members from 2002 to 2019, is set to take on a role as Executive Chairman of the combined Aon-WTW entity once the two brokers complete their merger.
MAXIMUS explained that Haley had been appointed to the Board based on his existing knowledge of the firm, as well as his public company directorship and experience as a CEO.
Haley has served as CEO and Director of Willis Towers Watson since January 2016, before which he spent six years as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Towers Watson & Co.
Previously he served as President and CEO of Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Inc. from 1999 until its merger with Towers Perrin, Forster & Crosby, Inc. in 2010. Haley joined Watson Wyatt in 1977.
MAXIMUX has also appointed Haley as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Technology Committee.
And at the same time, it announced the appointment of Jan Madsen to its Board, and as a as member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Madsen currently serves as Executive Vice President for Operations at Creighton University, with previous roles including Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for West Corporation.
“On behalf of the entire Board, I am pleased to welcome Jan to MAXIMUS and John’s return,” said Peter B. Pond, Chairman of the MAXIMUS Board of Directors.
“Jan has strong financial and operation experience, as well as people management insight that will benefit the MAXIMUS Board,” he continued. “John’s expertise and deep, historical understanding of MAXIMUS will serve the Board well during a time of board refreshment as we continue to execute on our strategic priorities to drive shareholder value.”