Michael Burwell Leading Willis Towers Watson Into Great Heights

Willis Towers Watson, a specialist in Global advisory, insurance, and reinsurance broking, named Michael J. Burwell its new C.F.O. Michael, also known as Mike, replaced Roger Millay who retired on the 2nd of October 2017.

Michael has thirty-one years’ experience in professional and finances services, which he gained from PwC, holding some senior leadership roles that include Head of Global Transformation, C.F.O in the United States, the leader of Transaction Services in the United States, and the Chief Operating Officer. Michael Burwell also has eleven years of experience in audit, and twelve years of experience in Transaction Services advisory, which includes working on valuation and pre-merger due diligence.

John Haley, the C.E.O, said that they were very excited to have Michael Burwell join their leadership team, at that vital point of the company’s evolution. Mike understands leading, managing and driving results in a global, sophisticated company which has a strong focus on clients. He also commented that they were confident that Michael Burwell’s expertise in transactions, transformation, and finance was well suited to lead the company’s integration efforts and long-term growth which allows them to achieve their full potential.

He also thanks Roger, the outgoing Chief Financial Officer, for his significant contribution and leadership to Willis Towers Watson. Rodger left the firm stronger through his service and stationed for future success. Burwell said he was humbled to have that opportunity to join the firm. He added that in all his interactions, he was impressed by the strength of commitment to the clients, leadership and inclusive and collaborative culture. He looks forward to being instrumental in the success of the firm.


About Willis Towers Watson

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About Michael Burwell

Michael Burwell studied at Michigan State University and graduated with Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Administration. During his time at the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, he practiced on several audit clients. In 2007, Mike was appointed the C.F.O, and in 2008, he was named the Chief Operating Officer over PwC’s United States business.

In 2012, Michael was named the Vice Chairman Global and U.S. Transformation Leader. Michael Burwell created diversity in the transformation duty to optimize firm’s effectiveness in managing various groups of internal functions. Mike also worked as a senior relationship partner for several clients during his tenure.