Willis Towers Watson selects new climate transition director

Executive brings more than two decades of experience across climate change and sustainability

Willis Towers Watson selects new climate transition director


By Ryan Smith

Willis Towers Watson has appointed Tony Rooke (pictured) as director of climate transition risk in its Climate and Resilience Hub.

Rooke has more than 22 years of global experience in climate change, sustainability, advisory and program delivery. In his new role, he will drive Willis Towers Watson’s client guidance on climate transition risk disclosure, management, and opportunities.

Prior to joining the company, Rooke served as global director for disclosure at CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project). He has also set up and led environmental and sustainability consulting practices at Infosys and Logica across EMEA and Asia-Pacific.

“We are delighted to have someone of Tony’s experience on board as we enter the climate decade,” said Rowan Douglas, head of the Climate and Resilience Hub. “Tony’s long experience and technical expertise and leadership is widely respected, and it is exciting to bring him on to our platform to work at the heart of the financial sector and corporate markets. Tony is helping us deliver the innovative and cutting-edge solutions being sought by our clients to help them adapt and win the new economy.”

“I am excited to be joining Willis Towers Watson, which has been successfully developing an unrivalled breadth and depth of climate expertise and capabilities globally to help corporate, finance and public-sector institutions prepare for and ensure future resilience,” Rooke said. “The low-carbon transition is a huge opportunity for all to invest in and adapt business models, with the financial services sector at the heart of making this transition happen.”

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