Occasionally when leadership roles within a company change hands, there is a question of whether the same level of competency and skill will be maintained. In the best cases, that question does not need to be asked due to the pedigree of the newcomer’s professional experience. Such is the case with Michael Burwell. Often good-naturedly called “Mike,” Burwell is a recent addition to the Willis Towers Watson team and serves as their new Chief Financial Officer. His past experience reveals a promising direction for Willis Towers Watson, an established name in the field of insurance and reinsurance broking.
Burwell previously served in the employment of Pricewaterhouse Coopers, where he remained for over three decades and made partner. Educated at the University of Michigan, he led the Detroit branch of the company to unprecedented success. This enabled Burwell to later acquire the title of Chief Financial Officer, then Chief Operating Officer and finally a position as chairman helping to steer the global aspects of Pricewaterhouse Coopers in new and innovative directions. Although change is a necessary part of business and Burwell eventually moved on to his present position at Willis Towers Watson, it’s clear that Michael Burwell was a valuable asset to his former company.
What does this level of experience mean for Willis Towers Watson? A bright future, according to Chief Executive Officer John Haley; in a statement, the executive commented that Burwell’s acumen will result in “allowing us to achieve our full potential.” Burwell responded that he considers it an honor to join the company, citing the group’s strong culture that encourages growth and inclusion. He also noted that he had been “impressed” by Willis Towers Watson’s dedication to clients.
Burwell replaces former Chief Financial Officer Roger Millay, who announced his retirement in late 2017 after years of much-appreciated leadership. Just as Willis Towers Watson provides services relating to insurance consulting and risk management to a multitude of businesses, it’s only fitting that the company would continue to make appropriate choices that ensure their success, both economically and structurally. Michael “Mike” Burwell is sure to maintain Willis Towers Watson’s commitment to these goals.
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