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Willis Towers Watson attracts significant talent across its Aviation team

Key appointments made in aviation across the globe

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September 24, 2020

ARLINGTON, VA, 24 September 2020 – Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company, has made significant appointments across its global aviation team to provide class-leading renewals for clients.

In a challenging environment for aviation in general, Willis Towers Watson has strengthened its aviation team with 45 appointments across all levels over the past 18 months. These appointments include:

  • John Wadhams, Managing Director, GB has joined Willis Towers Watson from Chubb where he was Chief Underwriting Officer for 15 years.
  • Lauren Escher has been appointed as US General Aviation Practice Leader having previously been at both AIG and XL.
  • David Boyle is the new Regional Director for Aerospace in Asia. Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, he was at Aon, Marsh and AIG Singapore.
  • Paul Baker, previously from Marsh has been appointed Executive Director, Global Aerospace, based in GB.
  • Ed Louth, previously at Antares is appointed Head of Airline Broking, GB.
  • Neil Black, previously from Aon is an Executive Director, Global Aerospace, based in GB.

In a challenging market environment, our ability to draw on a vast resource of talent enables us to provide deep expertise and support to our clients across the aviation sector.”

John Rooley,
CEO, Global Aerospace, Willis Towers Watson

John Rooley, CEO, Global Aerospace, Willis Towers Watson, said “Despite the intense competition in the insurance broker marketplace for talent and the current economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, our long-term strategy to build a diverse and innovative client-facing team, has established a first-class aerospace team of over 300 professionals across the globe. In a challenging market environment, our ability to draw on a vast resource of talent enables us to provide deep expertise and support to our clients across the aviation sector.”



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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. 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.

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