GLOBAL - Towers Watson has appointed Rory O'Brien as global risk consulting and software leader following the departure of Steve Taylor-Gooby after 25 years at the company.
O'Brien (pictured), who has taken on the role with immediate effect, joined from EMB, the risk consulting and software firm acquired by Towers Watson earlier this year. At EMB, he was managing partner responsible for defining and implementing global strategy; a role he held since joining in 2008.
Patricia Guinn, global leader of Towers Watson's Risk and Financial Services segment, said: "We are excited about Rory joining our leadership team because of his strategic vision, commitment to growing and broadening this business and a keen focus on client issues. He has a successful track record for innovation and execution and will bring incredible passion to this position. We have ambitious growth plans and are confident that Rory will lead the global team in achieving them, while delivering exceptional client service."
O'Brien added: "I am excited to be taking on this role at such a fascinating and challenging time in the development of the insurance industry. Towers Watson is a pre-eminent global player in insurance risk and software and, with the support of our strong team, I am confident we can help our clients meet the many challenges they face in the rapidly-changing and complex financial world."
Taylor-Gooby will assist with the transition before his departure.
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