Michael Burwell’s Vast Experience Makes Him Ideal For His New Role

// Published May 7, 2018 by User1

Willis Towers Watson is a firm that specializes in insurance, reinsurance and global advisory matters. Recently the company made the exciting announcement that Michael J. Burwell is stepping into the role of Chief Financial Officer. Michael comes into the firm to fill the shoes of retiring CFO Roger Millay.


With 31 years of experience in finance and the professional services sector, Michael is the ideal candidate to take over for an outgoing CFO as successful as Millay.


Michael Burwell’s extensive experience includes twelve years advising clients in transaction services and eleven years of audit experience. Wilson Towers Watson Chief Executive Officer John Haley is thrilled about being able to bring Michael Burwell on board. Haley truly believes that Michael is joining the Willis Towers Watson executive team “at an important point in our company’s evolution.” He emphasizes Michael’s level of expertise in the fields that the company deals with. John Haley was not at a loss for words regarding outgoing CFO Roger Millay either. He emphasizes that Millay left the company in a very strong position. For his part, Michael Burwell is “honored to have this opportunity to join Willis Towers Watson.” He has been impressed with all his interactions with the executive team at the firm and appreciates the inclusive culture that has been developed.


Michael Burwell, known as Mike, has been Chief Financial Officer for the firm Willis Towers Watson since the second of October 2017. Michael is a CPA. He previously served in numerous capacities for the firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University. He was Global and US Transformation Leader with PwC and served as a partner with the firm beginning in 2006.


Michael is the former Head of Pricewatherhouse Cooper’s Global Automotive Shareholder Value Awards Team as well as the former Head of Transaction Services Group from 2006 to 2008. For the past six years, Michael has been the Chairman of the Automotive Suppliers M&A Institute Conference. He also frequently speaks in regard to the automotive industry. The wealth of experience Michael has brought to Willis Towers Watson is clear by any quick examination of his previous resume.


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