Great Britain head leaves WTW after four decades

Industry veteran "incredibly grateful" for opportunity he was given

Great Britain head leaves WTW after four decades

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

John Ball (pictured), who joined WTW in 1983 fresh out of university, has left after four decades with the broking giant.

In a LinkedIn post, the industry veteran wrote: “As I retire from WTW this week, I find it hard to believe that my nearly 40 years there has passed so quickly. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity that the firm has given me to have such a long and varied career.

“When I joined in Reigate as a fresh-faced trainee actuary… I had no idea of the range of areas that I would be able to get involved in, or that I could have a role which gave me the opportunity to meet colleagues and clients from all over the world.”

Ball most recently served as head of Great Britain, having replaced Nicolas Aubert in late 2021 before the latter moved to Howden to become the company’s chief executive in France.

“When the memories of the client and internal projects have faded away, interesting and varied though they were, the memories which I will always treasure are of the people – the colleagues and clients from around the world that I have been fortunate to work with – and how much I have learned from them and how they have helped me grow, not just as a consultant and a leader but also as a person,” Ball went on to say. “And also, importantly, what fun we had in the process.”

The insurance stalwart, who considers himself “lucky to have found a home for the past 40 years,” said he will be looking for new opportunities after a well-earned rest.

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