WTW has announced the combination of its Asia and Australasia operations into one Asia Pacific region, effective 1 January 2023.
As part of the combination, former Head of Australasia Simon Weaver has taken on the new role as Head of Asia Pacific, with Clare Muhiudeen to retire as Head of Asia from February.
Based in Australia, Weaver is responsible for driving business growth throughout the newly integrated region
Reporting to Pamela Thomson-Hall, Head of International at WTW, Simon will also continue to hold his existing role as Head of Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) in Asia Pacific.
“As clients navigate an increasingly complex and fast-shifting global economy, it is important that WTW maintains its agility and continues to adapt to these changing needs. The creation of a single Asia Pacific region will help to unlock potential synergies across markets and increase operational efficiency,” said Thomson-Hall.
Weaver has more than 30 years of risk management and insurance broking industry expertise across the UK, Asia and Australasia.
He joined WTW in 2015 as head of Singapore and South East Asia and subsequently led the CRB business in Asia and Australasia regions respectively before assuming his current position in 2018.
“Simon’s leadership across WTW Australasia has been inspirational amid volatile market conditions,” Thomson-Hall continued. “I have utmost confidence that his client-first, strategic and forward-thinking approach will foster increased regional collaboration and strengthen the delivery of our client offerings as one Asia Pacific.”
“At the same time, I would also like to thank Clare whose leadership, contribution and dedication has been invaluable to WTW for the best part of 40 years,” she added.
Weaver also commented: “I am excited to be given the opportunity to lead our colleagues across Asia and Australasia under the new Asia Pacific region. This combination will be key to maximising WTW’s ability to connect and collaborate without losing the uniqueness of our business segments.”
“I look forward to contributing to a new phase of growth as we continue to deliver data-driven, insight-led solutions that help companies address today’s complex challenges.”