Willis Towers Watson

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Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth

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Established 1828

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth

With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries and markets.

We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance.

Together, we unlock potential.

Our purpose and values

Our purpose is why our company exists. At Willis Towers Watson, we create clarity and confidence today for a more sustainable tomorrow.

And our values are more than words. A strong client focus, an emphasis on teamwork, unwavering integrity, mutual respect and a constant striving for excellence are at the core of Willis Towers Watson’s rich history.

A history of shared values

A strong client focus, an emphasis on teamwork, unwavering integrity, mutual respect and a constant striving for excellence are the values at the core of Willis Towers Watson’s rich history. Many of our clients have been with us from our earliest days. Whether they first came to us for brokerage services or actuarial work, they were met with respect, a strong sense of advocacy and an emphasis on excellence. These values will continue to define our approach to business and our relationship with our clients, now and in the future.

Founders & Leaders

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John Haley

Chief Executive Officer

John Haley is currently the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Willis Towers Watson. He has served in these roles since January 4, 2016. John 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, D.C. consulting office and leader of the global retirement practice. John 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. John also serves on the board of directors of MAXIMUS, Inc. the Miami Cancer Institute, and the New World Symphony. 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.

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Mike Burwell

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Burwell is the Chief Financial Officer of Willis Towers Watson. Before joining Willis Towers Watson, Mike spent 31 years at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC). During his initial time there, he served 11 years in the assurance practice working on numerous audit clients. In 1997, he was admitted to the partnership and started PwC's Detroit based transaction services practice. Following his success in Detroit, Mike was asked to take over leadership of PwC's central region and ultimately served as the overall U.S. Transaction Services Leader. In 2007, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer and in 2008 was additionally named Chief Operating Officer across PwC's U.S. business. In 2012, he became the Vice Chairman Global and U.S. Transformation.

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Nicolas Aubert

Head of Great Britain, CEO of Willis Limited

Nicolas Aubert leads Great Britain at Willis Towers Watson. He also serves as the CEO of Willis Limited, the company's principal U.K.-regulated entity. Previously, Nicolas served as the CEO of Willis Great Britain. Prior to joining Willis, he served as the COO of American International Group (AIG) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and formerly as the managing director of AIG in the U.K. He joined AIG in June 2002 to lead AIG France, and after served in various other senior management positions including managing director of Southern Europe. Prior to AIG, Nicolas held various leadership roles at ACE, CIGNA and GAN. He is President of the Insurance Institute of London, is the immediate Past Chair of the London Market Group, remaining a member of its Board, sits on the Executive Committee of LIIBA (London & International Brokers Association), and a member of TheCityUK's Advisory Council.

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Anne Donovan Bodnar

Chief Administrative Officer and Head of Human Resources

Anne Donovan Bodnar is Willis Towers Watson's Chief Administrative Officer and Head of Human Resources. Anne previously served as chief administrative officer at Towers Watson, beginning in 2010. During that time, she was a member of the management committee, co-led the company's continuous improvement initiatives, cosponsored the inclusion and diversity agenda, and oversaw the marketing, HR, office services, and internal change and communication functions. From 2001 to 2010, Anne was managing director of HR at Towers Perrin. Anne was selected as a 2014 fellow in the On the Board program, jointly sponsored by George Washington University and the International Women's Forum, which prepares women leaders for corporate board service. In 1999, she was elected to the YWCA's Academy of Women Achievers. Anne is a member of the International Women's Forum, having served on the New York chapter Board from 2014-2017.

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Anne Pullum

Head of Western Europe

Anne Pullum is Head of Western Europe at Willis Towers Watson. Previously, Anne was the Chief Administrative Officer and head of strategy for Willis Towers Watson. In that role, Anne played a key part in determining the company’s strategy, working across all business segments and functional areas. Anne joined the company in May 2014 from McKinsey & Company, where she served financial services and natural resource clients. Previously, Anne conducted economic research at Greenspan Associates in Washington, D.C., and was an analyst in Goldman Sachs Equities Division in London. She holds an M.B.A. from INSEAD and a bachelor’s degree in international economics from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.

Gene Wickes

Head of Benefits Delivery and Administration

Gene Wickes leads Benefits Delivery and Administration (formerly Exchange Solutions) at Willis Towers Watson. At the formation of Willis Towers Watson, Gene was the managing director for Towers Watson's Benefits Group. Gene has 37 years of experience consulting on retirement, actuarial, plan administration and other human resource issues. Gene previously served as a senior consultant and actuary with both Watson Wyatt Worldwide and Towers Perrin. Gene attended Brigham Young University, where he received a bachelor's degree in mathematics and master's degrees in mathematics and economics. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and an enrolled actuary under ERISA.

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  • Client focus - we are driven to help our clients succeed
  • Teamwork - when you get one of us, you get all of us
  • Integrity - our clients invest more than their time and money with us; they also invest their trust
  • Respect - we listen to and learn from each other. We support and celebrate differences, foster an inclusive culture and operate with openness, honesty and benefit of the doubt
  • Excellence - we strive to lead and sustain excellence. Most importantly, this means an unwavering commitment to professional development and personal growth for our people


  • 2018 Cyber Risk Broking Team of the Year Award, Advisen, 2018
  • World’s Largest Third-Party Providers of Business Process Services (BPS), The Everest Group BPS Top 50™, 2018
  • Diversified Outsourcing Services Category, Fortune’s list of the World's Most Admired Companies, 2014-2018
  • Global Outsourcing 100 List, International Association of Outsourcing Professionals, 2012-2018
  • Best Reserving Solution for ResQ and Best Data Solution for DataValidator, Insurance ERM Awards (U.K. and Europe), 2019
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2016
  • Best Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) end-to-end solution, InsuranceERM Awards, 2017
  • Captive Management Solution of the Year and Broker Innovation of the Year, 2017 European Risk Management Awards, 2017
  • Business Leadership Award for Human Capital Management, Ventana Research, 2017