Case set to lead combined Aon-WTW business with a “one firm” vision
Greg Case has been named as the chief executive officer for the entity that will be created by the proposed $30 billion merger between Aon and Willis Towers Watson.
Christa Davies will serve as chief financial officer for the combined business, the two brokers said in a joint statement detailing plans for their post-merger leadership structure.
The new executive committee will lead teams working together across regions, solution lines and functions to accelerate innovation and bring the best out of what will, if the deal goes ahead, be the world’s biggest insurance broker.
Case said the combined broker will pursue a 'one firm' approach, indicating that the new leadership team will come together to deliver new sources of value to clients and create new opportunities for colleagues.
Case said the business will draw on the best of both brokers. "Aon and Willis Towers Watson have a unique opportunity to create a combined firm that will make an even greater difference in the global economy and provide unparalleled experiences for our clients and colleagues,” he said.
John Haley, chief executive officer of Willis Towers Watson, said it had become increasingly clear that the fundamental driver for the success of the future business will be having leaders who fully embrace a one firm mindset. “The willingness to put the needs of clients and the entire organisation ahead of their part of the business and any individual priorities will be the key to unlocking the full potential of the planned combination for the benefit of all our stakeholders," he said.