Willis Towers Watson has announced the appointment of Tony Rooke as director of Climate Transition Risk in the organisation’s Climate and Resilience Hub (CRH).
The firm said the appointment comes as many Government’s announcing net-zero carbon targets to align with the Paris Agreement, and financial regulators and investors demanding more climate disclosures, many companies “need strategic advice and practical support”.
With over 22 years of global experience in climate change, sustainability, strategy, advisory and programme delivery, the firms said Rooke will drive Willis Towers Watson’s client-guidance on climate transition risk disclosure, management and opportunities.
Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Rooke was global director for disclosure at CDP , responsible for delivering and maintaining the world’s leading environmental disclosure platform used by thousands of companies and cities worldwide.
He has also set up and led environmental and sustainability consulting practices at Infosys and Logica across EMEA and APAC, delivering strategies, advisory and climate transition projects spanning private and public sector.
In his new role, Rooke will guide the advice and analysis Willis Towers Watson provides clients to help them “navigate and thrive” in the transition to a low carbon economy and contribute to the innovation of new services and products across our investment, risk and human capital businesses.
Rowan Douglas, head of the Climate and Resilience Hub, said: “We are delighted to have someone of Tony’s experience on board as we enter the climate decade.
“Tony’s long experience and technical expertise and leadership is widely respected, and it is exciting to bring him onto our platform to work at the heart of the financial sector and corporate markets. Tony is helping us deliver the innovative and cutting-edge solutions being sought by our clients, to help them adapt and win the new economy.”
Rooke added: “I am excited to be joining Willis Towers Watson, which has been successfully developing an unrivalled breadth and depth of climate expertise and capabilities globally to help corporate, finance and public sector institutions prepare for and ensure future resilience.
“The low carbon transition is a huge opportunity for all to invest in and adapt business models with the financial services sector at the heart of making this transition happen.”