Andrew Boal departs Willis Towers Watson

After about 30 years at Willis Towers Watson, Andrew Boal has left the business and his successor has been named.

Willis Towers Watson said Boal decided to leave the business, with Australasian operations now being streamlined to better align with the structure employed by the group in other regions.

Simon Weaver has been named to replace Boal, with his current role of head of corporate risk and broking to be merged with that of head of Australasia, effective immediately.

Boal had been in the role since September 2016, prior to which he served as managing director of the Australian business for 12 years. He has also previously served as head of large clients, Australasia and general manager of corporate risk and broking in Victoria.

Commenting on Boal's departure, WTW head of international Adam Garrard said: "Andrew led the company with distinction, taking it through a stage of intense integration and consolidation."

"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."

Garrard added that the appointment of Weaver signals an exciting era of growth for the firm and its ongoing commitment to all sectors of the business.

Weaver brings extensive risk management and insurance broking industry expertise and has connected strongly with clients and focused on driving business growth since taking on the corporate risk role in March 2018, he said.

Weaver was previously regional chief executive of South-East Asia for WTW and is a former chief executive of the firm's Singapore office.

The executive said he is excited to lead the Australasian business.

"There is still more to be done to develop the integrated propositions that Willis Towers Watson delivers for clients around the world. Along with our senior leadership team, I am committed to ensuring we deliver innovative insights and offerings to our clients that result in further strengthened relationships and improved business performance," he said.

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