Regional head, fine art & specie – Asia
Willis Towers Watson
Originally from London, Rhiannon has worked in the Willis Towers Watson Hong Kong office for over seven years. Initially focused on building and growing business for the large accounts book across Asia, she has shifted her focus to specialize in Fine Art, Jewelry and Specie insurance.
With Hong Kong being the main art market within Asia, Rhiannon has spent the majority of her time on tailoring and servicing policies for Galleries, Fine Art Dealers, Exhibitions, Museums, Private Collectors and Corporate Collectors, Fine Art Shippers and Auction Houses within Greater China and has worked closely with colleagues in Willis Towers Watson London to access the leading insurance markets. She has worked with the Hong Kong Gallery Association to provide key risk management and insurance knowledge to the Hong Kong Art Industry and since March 2020, her role was expanded to have a more broader regional focus and she is now been tasked with developing and growing the Fine Art & Specie across Asia.
Her previous experience in the intelligence and security world has provided her with a deep understanding of the importance of precision analytics, industry knowledge, and strategic risk management. She has worked with a broad plethora of clients, from government authorities, to cultural associations, to Ultra High Network individuals.
Rhiannon has spoken at the Hong Kong Gallery Association, the Philippine Art Fair, Art Stage Singapore and at various banks including UBS, Citi Private Bank and Julius Bär on Art Insurance topics. She also spoke at the International Fine Art and Specie Insurance Conference in Portugal in 2018.
Rhiannon earned a B.A. from University College London in Classics and a M.A. from Kings College London in Intelligence and International Security. She is currently studying for a Masters in Law at the University of Law on a part time basis. She plans to complete her ACII qualification with the Chartered Insurance Institute of London soon after.