Willis Towers Watson names new head of strategic advisory

Willis Towers Watson has announced the promotion of Jessica Melville, who joined the company in 2008 as an analyst, as head of strategic advisory, investments.

The firm’s director of investments, Australia, Martin Goss, said that strategic advisory was particularly relevant in the context of the evolving asset owner community as the funds and their internal teams continued to merge and grow. This meant, on the other hand, that there would be a higher demand for insights on how to improve their governance and organisational design.

“We continue to offer our traditional asset consulting services, augmented by strategic advisory and delegated solutions. This is a flexible approach that enables us to be highly relevant for different types of asset owners,” he said.

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Commenting on her promotion, Melville added: “It is a privilege to be part of this team working with asset owners at a time where they are confronted with regulatory scrutiny against a backdrop of a challenging market environment.

“There has never been a greater demand for governance expertise in the investment industry, and I am pleased to be a part of such a strong growth area for the business.”

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