Willis Towers Watson Head of Australasia departs

Executive Move


Global advisory, broking and solutions firm, Willis Towers Watson, has announced that head of Australasia, Andrew Boal, is stepping down, effective immediately.

Boal joined Willis Towers Watson in 1991 and was appointed to the top job in September 2016. He previously served as the managing director of Towers Watson in Australia for 12 years, where he was also part of the firm’s Asia Pacific leadership team and global marketing leadership team. Before being appointed Australasian head, he served as head of large accounts for the region and general manager of corporate risk & broking for Victoria.

Adam Garrard, head of International for Willis Towers Watson, said of Boal's service: “Andrew led the company with distinction, taking it through a stage of intense integration and consolidation. We are now streamlining the Australasian operations to bring them into line with the structure we have in other geographic regions that form part of our International group.”

He added: “Andrew’s leadership has been invaluable during this period of significant change and we are grateful to him. He is an industry figure, and a highly-regarded and trusted strategic adviser. I would like to thank him for his enormous contribution to Willis Towers Watson and his many years of dedication and service.”

Commenting on his departure, Boal told Industry Moves: "I will be looking for my next role over the coming months. I still have more to do to fulfil my personal ambitions in the superannuation, insurance and wealth management space.”

He is succeeded by Simon Weaver, whose previous role as Willis Towers Watson's head of corporate risk and broking (CRB) has been merged into his new role as head of Australasia.


January 2019

Head of Australasia

Willis Towers Watson

News reports on this move

Financial Standard