MICHAEL BURWELL, WILLIS TOWERS WATSON NEW CFOMay 22, 2018 - Author: steph
Michael J Burwell has been named as the new Chief Financial Officer at Willis Towers Watson, an international advisory, insurance and reinsurance broking and solutions company. The company was started in 1828 and has 40,000 employees in over 140 countries. Willis Towers Watson creates and provides risk management solutions, optimizes benefits, nurtures talents and magnifies capitals’ ability to strengthen people and institutions. Their unique perspective enables them to see vital connections between ideas, talents, and assets. A useful formula is driving business performance. Michael Burwell comes in to replace Roger Millay who retires on August 2nd, 2017.
Burwell is a CPA and a graduate of Michigan State University (1986) with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. He has previously worked at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) for 31 years. He has 11 years’ experience of assurance practice having worked on many audit clients and 12 years’ experience of Transaction Services Advisory. In 1997, Burwell was named partner and started to practice transaction services at Detroit based PWC. Having succeeded in Detroit, he took over the central region PWC leadership and served as the general leader for US Transaction Services.
Burwell was then appointed as Chief Financial Officer in 2007 and 2008 he was also named Chief Operating Officer of all PWC’s business in the US. In 2012, Burwell became the universal Vice Chairman and US Transformation whereby he created change to maximize the effectiveness of the organization to administer over multiple internal functions including Finance, Human Capital, Global Strategic Sourcing, and Technology. In his Tenure, he also served as senior relationship partner on various clients. View Additional Info Here.
Willis Towers Watson’s Chief Executive officer, John Haley, on the news expressed the company’s joy in having Burwell join their leadership team at a crucial point when the company is evolving. He states his confidence on Burwell’s expertise in transactions, finance, and transformation which is best suited for the company’s long-term growth and the remaining integration efforts that will make the company achieve its full potential. He also thanks to the former CFO, Roger, for his exceptional leadership and contribution that has made the company stronger and in a position of future success.
Michael Burwell looks forward to contributing to the company’s success and is impressed with the leadership strength at Willis Towers Watson, its commitment to clients and above all a culture that is inclusive and collaborative.