Willis Towers Watson promotes executive to Global Fac team

Thirty-year stalwart moves to position as head of data, analytics and innovation

Willis Towers Watson promotes executive to Global Fac team


By Ryan Smith

Willis Towers Watson has announced the appointment of Fiona Shaw as head of data, analytics and innovation for its Global Fac division.

Shaw, a 30-plus-year veteran of Willis Towers Watson, has extensive experience in insurance, reinsurance and analytics. She initially joined the company in retail insurance before joining Willis Re’s research and development team in 2000. Shaw went on to co-lead the development of the catastrophe management services team at Willis Re international. Since 2018, she has been head of strategy and operations for Global Fac within Corporate Risk & Broking.

In her new role, Shaw will be responsible for developing, promoting and executing a strategy for the use of data and analytics across the facultative business globally. She will report to Toby Wemyss, head of Global Fac.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Fiona as our head of data, analytics and innovation,” Wemyss said. “Facultative analytics is critical to our value proposition. We have been on a journey of providing analytically driven facultative solutions for several years now. We aspire to be the market leader for facultative reinsurance broking support, and Fiona’s expertise, partnering with all relevant stakeholders and utilising the full strength of Willis Towers Watson’s leading data and analytics tools and services, will enable us to accelerate our analytical vision, offering data-driven, innovative facultative reinsurance structures to support our clients.”

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