SYDNEY, 15 September, 2016 — Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), the leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, has appointed Andrew Boal as Regional Head of Australasia, following the departure of Tony Barber.
Based in Melbourne, Boal takes up the role with immediate effect. He most recently served as Head of Large Accounts for Australasia and General Manager of Corporate Risk & Broking for Victoria and has been with the company for 24 years.
Adam Garrard, Head of Willis Towers Watson’s International business, said: “Andrew is well respected for his strong leadership, client relationships and ability to develop strategic solutions for clients. He brings to the role a high level of expertise in superannuation, employee benefits, HR services and investment, together with a strong knowledge of the company’s corporate risk and broking operations, which he has actively developed since the Willis Towers Watson merger occurred in January.
“I look forward to a continued focus on growing our business in Australasia and am confident in Andrew’s further success with Willis Towers Watson, as our new leader for the region.” He continued: “I would also like to thank Tony for his leadership and contribution over the last four years with the company and wish him well for the future.”
Andrew Boal commented: “We continue to see a lot of untapped potential in Australasia for the integrated propositions that Willis Towers Watson is delivering for clients worldwide. As Head of Australasia, I look forward to ensuring we continue to provide our clients with the innovative insights and offerings that will deliver improved business performance. This is an exciting time for Willis Towers Watson and I believe we are extremely well placed for success in Australia and New Zealand.”
Previously, Boal was the Managing Director of Towers Watson in Australia for 12 years, where he was also part of the company’s Asia Pacific Leadership Team and Global Marketing Leadership Team. He holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in mathematics and statistics from the University of Melbourne and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.
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