Willis Towers Watson announces new senior appointments

International firm announces three senior appoints for its business in the region

Insurance News

By Jordan Lynn

Willis Towers Watson has announced a series of new senior appointments for is business in Asia Pacific.

Ken Brown will join the firm as division leader for South Asia and Emerging markets in the insurance consulting and technology strand of the business.

The firm has also added Rob Speers and Vincent Yu as senior consultants.

The newly-created role will see Brown lead business operations for Willis Towers Watson in Australia, Korea and Southeast Asia whilst working across developing markets such as Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Brown has more than 30 years’ industry experience across the Asia Pacific region in a number of different insurance disciplines, having most recently worked for international broker Gow Gates Group.

“Ken’s experience of growing regional and broker markets, along with developing strategies to mitigate and transfer risk, will be important as our insurance consulting practice looks to grow in its smaller markets and tap new opportunities,” Richard Collis, managing director, insurance consulting and technology in Asia Pacific at Willis Towers Watson said.

Speers will focus on distribution and strategy consulting support for the industry across the region whilst Yu will take a role in stochastic Prophet modelling in the region.

Speers and Yu, with more than 20 years’ and 17 years’ experience respectively, will both be based in Hong Kong, whilst Brown will be based in Singapore.

“Amid economic uncertainty, evidence of growing natural disaster risk in the region, changing distribution models and ongoing regulatory change, such expertise is invaluable. This is important because we see insurers that struggle to maximise both digital and technology opportunities,” Collis continued.

The insurance consulting and technology business currently services 97 of the top 100 global insurers with more than 170 specialists working throughout the region.

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