Meet Michael Burwell, The Experienced Transactions And Transformation CFO At Willis Watson Towers

With more than three decades working at consultancy firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), Michael Burwell brings a vast wealth of experience to Willis Towers Watson. In August 2017, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer, to take the place of the retiring Roger Milly who left office on October 2017. He spent 11 of the 31 years at PwC in assurance practice mostly working on business advisory.


Michael Burwell is a successful professional and became a partner in 1997, working with the firms Detroit transaction business. He led the venture into profits and was promoted to a higher leadership rank, taking the mantle of leading PwC central US transaction business. This was followed by more success, where Michael Burwell was the entire PwC’s U.S business Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer in 2009. He was helpful in the expansion of the firm’s internal shared transaction leading him being appointed Vice Chairman US Transaction Global and Transformation.


Michael Burwell attended Michigan State University earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration. In 2010, the university named him Alumnus of the year. Some of the areas Michael Burwell is skilled include internal controls, auditing, tax, mergers & acquisitions, financial analysis and US GAAP. Others include accounting, CPA, financial reporting, leadership, finance, and Sarbanes-Oxley Act.


Willis Towers Watson, a worldwide insurance, advisory, and brokerage company will benefit from his experience especially in transaction services advisory, and pre-merger due diligence and valuation. His understanding, management, leadership and result-oriented approaches in complex global companies with a central focus on customers is vital at this time for Willis Towers Watson. This will propel the future goals and growth, as well as unfulfilled potential and remaining integration efforts. He expressed his gratitude for joining Willis Towers Watson airing his dedication towards strengthening leadership and committing to clients in an inclusive and collaborative culture in all his interactions.


It will be an excellent opportunity to employ Burwell’s expertise in their crucial intersections of ideas, talents, and assets in driving their business, and that of their clients. With operations in more than 140 nations and over 40,000 employees, Burwell is joining a familiar ground regarding the size, but this time is with helping companies overturn their risk into growth. His impact is likely to be profoundly felt as the company come up with designs that give solutions in risk management to maximize client’s profits, nurture talent, and increase capital power. These efforts by Willis Watson Towers are aimed at protecting and strengthening individuals and firms.


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