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WTW reveals new global leadership team

31st August 2021 - Author: Staff Writer

Global re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has unveiled a new global leadership team as the company looks to ensure future growth.

willis towers watson“The leaders named today are highly accomplished and embody the true spirit of one Willis Towers Watson,” said John Haley, Chief Executive Officer.

“This Global Leadership Team consists of voices across our geographies, segments and functions. We believe this balanced approach strengthens teamwork, fosters collaboration, enables us to make better decisions and leads to faster execution once a decision is made.

“Willis Towers Watson is well positioned to compete vigorously and innovate quickly across our businesses around the world.”

“This Global Leadership Team will work together to guide strategy, priorities, investments and engagement across Willis Towers Watson on behalf of all stakeholders, including colleagues, clients, shareholders and communities,” added Carl Hess, President.

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“I’m excited to work with these leaders to build on our already strong foundation and fulfill our purpose to create clarity and confidence today for a more sustainable tomorrow.”

The global leadership team is made up of over 20 leaders representing three geographies, two segments and various corporate functions.

Among the appointments is Andrew Krasner, Chief Financial Officer; Alexis Faber, Chief Operating Officer; and Alastair Swift, Head of Global Lines of Business – Risk and Broking, Chief Executive Officer of Willis Limited.

The three geographies are Europe, International and North America while the two segments (effective January 1, 2022) are Health, Wealth and Career and Risk and Broking.

The corporate functions have been expanded to provide focus on Operations and Transformation.

The team will begin working together immediately and no changes are expected to the firm’s public company segment-level financial reporting.

Lastly, Joe Gunn will take on a critical new role as Chairman of Corporate Risk and Broking North America, focusing on business development, senior level talent acquisition and retention, market relationship management and other aspects of strategy execution in this business.

John Bremen will develop a new corporate function called Innovation & Acceleration in an effort to to maximise and accelerate the value created from innovation, research and commercialisation within and between businesses.

Nicolas Aubert will continue in his current roles as Head of Great Britain and CEO of Willis limited to ensure a smooth transition of his responsibilities and will leave thereafter to pursue new interests.

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