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WTW forms new Crisis Management unit

13th January 2022 - Author: Katie Baker

WTW has formed a new Crisis Management unit with the merger of SCR and its Terror and Political Violence teams which will sit within its Financial Solutions Global Line of Business.

WTW - Willis Towers Watson logoThe new unit will be led Jo Holliday, Managing Director of SCR, and deliver crisis management and contingency risk management to a wide number of multinational clients.

The segment will cover special crime, including kidnap & ransom, extortion, hijack, maritime piracy, political evacuation, terrorism, political violence, accident & health, this will include personal accident, business travel, contingency, sports & entertainment. It will also cover active assailant.

These propositions continue to be supported by the Risk Advisory and Crisis Support services of the Alert:24 team, SCR’s in-house security risk consultancy and crisis management practice.

Alastair Swift, Head of Global Lines of Business, Risk & Broking, said: “Crisis Management and security risk is recognised as an area of concern to many of our clients at Board level.

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“Increasingly our clients see geopolitical risks as a macro trend and this was borne out by a recent survey where over 50 percent of our clients cited security issues and business travel as key risk factors.”

Christophe Meurier, Head of Financial Solutions Global Line of Business added: “By establishing a new Crisis Management business segment, we will be able to provide a specialist global proposition which crosses all industry sectors and geographies.

“The new combined team will provide a highly specialised and innovative proposition which enables us to broaden our client demographic and accelerate our growth strategy in this area.”

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