Willis Towers Watson has announced the appointment of Roger Steel as managing director for Hong Kong and Macau, along with two other senior appointments for its corporate risk & broking and talent rewards businesses in Hong Kong.
Steel’s appointment was effective from 12th February 2018.
Prior to joining the company, Steel held a number of leadership roles including CEO for Sun Life Hong Kong. He boasts over 35 years of experience spanning insurance and consulting.
Commenting on Steel’s appointment, Scott Burnett, head of Asia at Willis Towers Watson said: “Roger brings a wealth of expertise across business strategy and partnerships to the 400-plus colleagues he oversees. His track record and experience in consulting, life insurance and pensions will be invaluable to our team regionally.”
He added: “In the coming months, Roger will focus on leveraging resources to deepen our client understanding and relationships across Greater China, the key growth engine in Asia Pacific.”
As well as the appointment of Steel, the company also announced two more hires for its corporate risk & broking and talent & rewards businesses in Hong Kong.
Ted Hodgkinson has been named as the new head of corporate risk & broking for Hong Kong and Macau. Hodgkinson joined the company in mid-December last year. He brings over 20 years’ experience working in the region, of which 15 years were spent in senior leadership roles in Hong Kong and regionally.
Noel Goh joined the company at the beginning of December 2017 as head of talent & rewards for Hong Kong. Goh has worked as a strategic advisor to senior leaders in the private and government sectors spanning Asia Pacific and previously held regional leadership roles with Aon Hewitt.
All three senior appointments will be based in Hong Kong.
Commenting on the two hires Burnett said: “These senior appointments reflect Willis Towers Watsons strategy to bring our different business lines closer together in order to deliver strong benefits to our Hong Kong clients. We’re building on the strength and capabilities of our team to provide innovative and transformative support that will help businesses navigate through the complexity of people and risk management.”