Willis Towers Watson names Australasia head

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Global advisory firm Willis Towers Watson has announced the appointment of a regional head of Australasia.

Tony Barber will join Willis Towers Watson as the firm’s regional head of Australasia, a statement issued by the company said.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Barber said: “I am honoured to be leading my colleagues in Australia and New Zealand as we work to unlock our combined knowledge and value for the benefit of all our clients, both locally and globally.”


He will be responsible for delivering the company’s services and solutions to clients in Australia and New Zealand, the statement said.

Willis Towers Watson's international head, Adam Garrard, said Mr Barber brings “enthusiasm” and “experience” to the role.

“We see a lot of untapped potential in Australasia for the unique client insights and solutions that our new company is now delivering worldwide.

“Tony is a proven talent who can apply our global strategy across the region through strong leadership,” Mr Garrard said.

Prior to this appointment, Mr Barber was the chairman and chief executive of Willis in Australasia. He joined the company in 1998 and has held various senior positions. 

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