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Meet Michael Burwell: As CFO of Willis Tower Watson, Burwell Provides An Impressive Financial Background, Impressive Leadership Skills Built From His Previous Employer, PwC

For Michael Burwell, embracing a new, important role as the Chief Financial Officer provides new challenges, a new corporate environment and many new goals to attain at Willis Tower Watson. Michael Burwell comes to Willis Tower Watson with an admirable work résumé that included many different executive experiences because of many corporate environments.

 

Michael Burwell held an executive position at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which was his last employer. For global consulting companies, PwC is considered one of the biggest. Prior to accepting the role of CFO at Willis Tower Watson, Mr. Burwell has had thirty years worth of impressive experience at PwC.

 

During his time at PwC, Mr. Burwell took on many important leadership roles. Some of the roles that Burwell accepted and achieved great things in include: Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, the Transaction Services Head, and the Global Transformations Head for U.S. operations.

 

Mr. Burwell has approximately a decade worth of auditing experience. Michael Burwell also has over a decade worth of Transaction Services Advisory, because of Burwell’s impressive track record at PwC for being well-versed in many areas of finance. Michael Burwell also has years worth of experience in milieus like pre-merger valuations and niche services. Some of Burwell’s other roles at PwC involved being the head of the Automotive industry practice.

 

Michael Burwell replaced Roger Millay in 2017. Roger Millay was once the CFO at Willis Tower Watson, but he decided to retire in October 2017. Willis Tower Watson was founded in January 2016 and is an international company. Willis Tower Watson’s business services include risk management, insurance brokerage, solutions, as well as corporate advisory. Willis Tower Watson is headquarters in London, UK. The creation of Willis Tower Watson happened due to the merger of Willis Group Holdings and Tower Watson & Co.

 

John Haley, who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Willis Tower Watson, commented about Michael Burwell’s new CFO role by stating that he is thrilled to have Mike join their team at a very essential period in the company’s development. John Haley also noted that Burwell has the right skills when it comes to managing. Haley also said that Burwell knows how to drive results at a global firm, which has a deep appreciation for its customers and stakeholders.

 

Additionally, Michael Burwell is very involved in many philanthropic pursuits. Burnell has been a Board Member at the Sacred Heart Rehab Center.

 

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