Press Release

Willis Towers Watson expands Scott Burnett’s role as Head of Asia to include Corporate Risk & Broking in Asia

New appointment aims at growing the company’s bench strength and to drive business growth in the region

September 4, 2018
| Australia, China, Taiwan +11 more
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam

SINGAPORE, 4 September 2018 — Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, today announced the appointment of Scott James Burnett as Head of Corporate Risk & Broking (CRB) for Asia, with immediate effect.

Scott, who is also currently Head of Willis Towers Watson’s Asia region, will now also head up the overall operations of CRB Asia.  He will continue to be based in Singapore.

This strategic appointment is part of a key business drive to grow Willis Towers Watson’s bench strength and accelerate its CRB growth ambitions in Asia. “We see tremendous opportunities to increase market penetration and continue our business growth in this region. Scott is an astute strategist who sees the future very clearly and aligns strategies accordingly. I am confident that he will apply these attributes in leading and strengthening the CRB teams in Asia, bringing superior solutions to our clients,” says Adam Garrard, Head of International and CRB International.

Over the last two years, Willis Towers Watson has seen strong growth of its CRB business in Asia, particularly in the North Asian markets, Indonesia and Malaysia, with optimistic growth plans for the business as countries in Asia ride the next wave of economic and technological changes ahead.

“There are key opportunities for us to accelerate our focus on directly serving clients in Asia with an end-to-end value proposition. Today’s global business environment continues to evolve with ever increasing speed. New technologies, diverse demographic and societal changes, and their impact on the future of work are all transforming the way our clients do business.  As trusted risk advisors, it is our role to anticipate and help mitigate risk for our clients. Willis Towers Watson is well positioned to provide a truly holistic perspective on our clients’ risk management needs and deliver the necessary solutions to mitigate the risks they face in Asia,” says Scott Burnett.

"Whether it is Cyber security risks, futureproofing the talent workforce or strengthening their enterprise risk resilience to drive growth, Willis Towers Watson has global and local consultants with rich expertise in Asia, including P&C, Transportation and financial lines. For the next phase, we will continue to deepen our risk analytical and advisory capabilities, and deliver innovative and integrated solutions that will address the risk and people challenges our clients face,” adds Scott.

In Asia Pacific, Willis Towers Watson is present in 15 markets and has over 7,000 employees servicing key industry sectors of its clients.

About Willis Towers Watson

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 over 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. 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.