The broking giant has confirmed it has created a new role to maximise global growth opportunities and utilise local market potential 

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has continued its expansion plans for the Asia Pacific region with the appointment of Simon Weaver in the newly-created role as Leader of Corporate Risk & Broking (CRB) for Asia and Australasia.

As part of a strategic business drive to position CRB as a truly global business, with global lines of business and global standards of sales and client service, Weaver’s current role as head of CRB for Asia has been expanded to include operations in Australia and New Zealand.

Weaver is responsible for accelerating CRB’s growth across Asia-Pacific by coordinating Willis Towers Watson’s global CRB capabilities with the company’s regional and local market expertise.

As a key part of this position, he will lead teams from the lines of business, sales and client management functions to win new clients, expand existing client relationships, and capitalise on opportunities to enter new industry sectors.

“Simon’s extensive risk management and insurance broking industry expertise, combined with his deep understanding of Asia-based clients and markets, makes him very well positioned to help us to maximise engagement with our clients and to drive business growth. Simon’s appointment reinforces Willis Towers Watson’s commitment to delivering excellent client experiences across Asia Pacific by leveraging the company’s global platform,” said Adam Garrard, Head of CRB International.

A veteran of Asia with over 20 years of insurance and broking experience in the region, Weaver will dedicate his time between Asia and Australasia to focus on strengthening client relationships and to find new ways to enhance and strengthen CRB’s capabilities and client offering throughout Asia Pacific.