Willis Towers Watson names new Head of Australasia

Executive Move


Global advisory, broking and solutions firm, Willis Towers Watson, has announced the appointment of Simon Weaver as head of Australasia, effective immediately.

Weaver’s previous role as head of corporate risk and broking (CRB), which he was appointed to in March 2018, has been merged into his new role.

Commenting on the appointment, Adam Garrard, head of International for Willis Towers Watson, said: “Simon has extensive risk management and insurance broking industry expertise and since [taking] up the Australasian head of CRB role in early 2018, he has connected strongly with clients and focused on driving business growth."

He added: "He also has a strong knowledge and understanding of our Human Capital and Benefits (HCB) segment, having managed our combined Singapore operations through and after the Willis Towers Watson merger."

Weaver said that he is excited to lead the company’s Australasia business and that he is "committed to ensuring [delivery of] innovative insights and offerings to [clients] that result in further strengthened relationships and improved business performance.”

Weaver replaces Andrew Boal, who is departing the firm after more than two years as head of Australasia and a total of 27 years' service.

"Embrace diverse ideas and perspectives": Q&A with Simon Weaver


In his new role as the Sydney-based head of Australasia for Willis Towers Watson - a move which has delighted his kids - Simon Weaver talks to Industry Moves about the financial services industry's "volatile environment" and the shape of its future post-Royal Commission. He also touches on the current worldwide focus on culture and governance and the industry's gains in regards to gender diversity and inclusion, an issue that he is particularly passionate about.



January 2019

Head of Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB)

Willis Towers Watson


January 2019

Head of Australasia

Willis Towers Watson

News reports on this move

Financial Standard