John Haley, Willis Towers Watson (USA)
Company: Willis Towers Watson
Job title: CEO & director
John Haley is currently the CEO and director of Willis Towers Watson. He has served in these roles since January 2016. Haley joined the company in 1977 and throughout his career served in a variety of roles including consulting actuary to several of the company’s largest clients, manager of the Washington, DC consulting office and leader of the global retirement practice. Haley was named CEO in 1998. Under his leadership, the company went public in 2000, and completed three historic mergers, in 2005, 2010 and 2016 that formed present-day Willis Towers Watson. He also serves on the board of directors of the Miami Cancer Institute. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and has served as a trustee of The Actuarial Foundation. Previously, he served on the boards of MAXIMUS Inc. and Hudson Global Inc. John has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Rutgers College and studied under a fellowship at the Graduate School of Mathematics at Yale University. He is also a co-author of Fundamentals of Private Pensions (University of Pennsylvania Press).