Michael Burwell Takes Over as CFO at Willis Towers Watson
Willis Towers has announced Michael Burwell as its new Chief Financial Officer. Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory and solutions company. Burwell will replace the current Chief Financial Officer Mr. Rodger Millay who has decided to retire early effective October 2, 2017.
Michael Burwell has over three decades experience in finance and professional services having worked for PwC for 31 years. During his tenure at PwC, he has served in different managerial and leadership positions including Chief Operating Officer, Head of Global Transformation and Chief Financial Officer in the United States. He brings also brings with him over 10 years of audit experience.
While commenting on his appointment, Chief Executive Officer of Willis Towers Watson, John Harley said that he was delighted to have Michael Burwell join the company. “We are so excited to have Burwell join us at a moment when our company is undergoing an evolution. Mike’s experience in managing, leading and a global company such as PwC gives us confidence that he will steer the company’s financial department in the right direction. I believe he will use his expertise in transactions, finance, and transformation to revolutionize our finance department” said Harley.
“I would also like to thank our outgoing CFO, Roger Millay for his tremendous contribution to our company. He leaves this company stronger than and ready to take on the future. I wish Rodger all the best as he begins his retirement” he added.
On his part, Michael Burwell said that he was happy to be appointed as the new CFO at Willis Towers Watson. “It will be my honor to serve as the Chief Finance Officer at Willis Tower Watson, from the little interaction that I have already had, I am impressed with how much the company is committed to serving clients with an inclusive culture.
Before joining Willis Towers Watson, Michael Burwell worked at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP where he served in various positions including Global and US Transformation Leader, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
Michael Burwell is accredited as a result-oriented individual and that is why he has been moved from one department to another. He went to Michigan State University where he obtained in 1986 where he obtained his BBA. He joins Willis Towers Watson at a time when the company is seeking for transformative leadership. The company’s board of directors is confident that he will live up to the task ahead of him. Visit This Page for related information.