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WTW names two leaders for Natural Resources & Construction lines

16th June 2022 - Author: Jack Willard

Insurance and reinsurance brokerage, WTW has announced two leadership appoints to its Natural Resources and Construction lines of business within the Asia Corporate Risk & Broking business, effective January 2023.

WTW - Willis Towers Watson logoNicki Tilney will join WTW as Head of Construction, Power & Renewables in Asia, in a new role that has been created to better align the company’s key needs within its Construction, Power and Renewable Energy sectors.

Within this role, Tilney will have responsibility for leading the construction, power and renewable strategies across Asia to deliver seamless service to clients throughout the life of their projects.

She joins from re/insurance broker Aon, where she currently serves as the Head of Construction, Power & Infrastructure in Asia.

At the same time, George Nassaouati, who currently heads WTW’s Natural Resources in Asia, will be appointed as Head of Energy Asia.

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Within this new role, he will lead the development and management of the upstream and downstream energy portfolio.

WTW has stated that with these changes, both Tilney and Nassaouati will co-head the Natural Resources business in Asia.

“Attracting talent such as Nicki to WTW reinforces our drive to be the best specialty broker. Nicki will enhance the depth of expertise within our Global Line of Business for both Construction and Natural Resources,” said Luke Ware, Head of Corporate Risk & Broking Asia, at WTW.

“Both these industry sectors face risks associated with supply chain vulnerabilities, rapid advances in technologies, as well as ESG and climate complexities that create a unique set of challenges.

“The alignment of the Construction and Natural Resources Global Line of Business within WTW Asia enables us to bring a more effective and integrated offering to our clients. Our specialist partners will deliver bespoke and innovative risk solutions through our deep industry insights which will address companies’ specific risk issues, both now and in the future towards achieving net zero emission targets.”

Pamela Thomson-Hall, Head of International at WTW added: “We are delighted to welcome Nicki to the WTW team. She is a respected industry professional whose experience and skillset complements our existing talent pool across the construction, power and renewable energy sectors.

“Attracting experienced and market-leading talent such as Nicki underpins our growth objective and enhances our deep industry insights in the Asia region. Importantly, both Nicki and George’s appointments demonstrate our commitment to diversity and in bringing the best talent to support our Corporate Risk & Broking businesses globally.”

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