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Willis Towers Watson appoints new global head of data

Willis Towers Watson has announced the appointment of Fiona Shaw as its new head of data, analytics and innovation for its Global Fac division.

Shaw has “extensive” insurance, reinsurance and analytics experience having spent 30+ years at Willis Towers Watson, initially in retail insurance broking, before joining Willis Re’s Research and Development team in January 2000.

She subsequently went on to co-lead the development of the Catastrophe Management Services team of Willis Re International. Most recently, since 2018, Shaw has been head of Strategy and Operations for Global Fac within Corporate Risk and Broking.

She will be responsible for leveraging analytical expertise across Willis Towers Watson to develop, promote and execute a client focused and business aligned strategy for the use of data and analytics across the facultative business globally.

Reporting to Toby Wemyss, head of Global Fac, Shaw’s role will include the design, development and delivery of best in class analytics across multiple product lines and will serve the wider Global Fac broking hubs across all geographies.

Wemyss said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Fiona as our head of data, analytics and innovation. Facultative analytics is critical to our value proposition. We have been on a journey of providing analytically driven facultative solutions for several years now.

“We aspire to be the market leader for facultative reinsurance broking support and Fiona’s expertise, partnering with all relevant stakeholders and utilizing the full strength of Willis Towers Watson’s leading data & analytics tools & services will enable us to accelerate our analytical vision, offering data driven, innovative facultative reinsurance structures to support our clients.”

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