Willis Towers Watson appoints head of Workplace Risk

More capability added in strategic people risk advice to public and private companies

September 22, 2016

MELBOURNE, 22 September, 2016 — Willis Towers Watson is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Oliver as National Manager – Workplace Risk.

Oliver is well known throughout the corporate market for his extensive expertise in providing strategic workplace advice to both public and private companies.

Commenting on the appointment, Chris Nelson, Head of Client and Industry Australasia said: “Darren has an exceptional reputation in the Australasian market. His knowledge and experience will bring considerable benefit to our clients and will allow us to maintain and grow the already strong market presence held by our Workplace Risk team.”

Oliver comes to Willis Towers Watson from people insurance and employee benefit specialist company Thomas James International where he was the Founder and Managing Director. Prior to that he was Head of Practice at Aon, providing strategic workers’ compensation and work health and safety solutions.

He said Willis Towers Watson is uniquely placed to create visionary opportunities for clients. “With the integration of the two organisations earlier this year, we have an unparalleled combination of analytics and benchmarking to offer our clients, as well as innovations in client accessibility. I’m excited to be offering these strategies to the market.”

Oliver commented that he is excited to be working with an enthusiastic and experienced team. “Ultimately, the workplace risk team members have one common goal, and that is ensuring we achieve a positive financial and cultural outcome for our internal and external clients."

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