WTW Appoints James Baum as Head of Australia and New Zealand, Elevating Growth Prospects in Australasia

Leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company WTW (NASDAQ: WTW) has announced the appointment of James Baum as the Head of Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Head of Corporate Risk & Broking (CRB) for the region. Effective from 15th July, Baum’s extensive experience and leadership skills are expected to drive WTW’s growth and solidify its position in Australasia.

Baum brings over 30 years of industry expertise to his new role, having held various leadership positions during his 18-year tenure at Aon, including Global Head of Wholesale & Specialty Broking, CEO of Australia, and Chief Broking Officer for the Pacific region. Prior to Aon, he spent over 12 years at Marsh and Sedgwick, further enhancing his knowledge and reputation within the industry.

WTW’s Head of International and Head of Risk & Broking International, Pamela Thomson-Hall, expressed her delight at Baum’s appointment, highlighting his exceptional talent and the company’s ability to attract top-notch professionals. Thomson-Hall emphasized Baum’s proven track record in supporting growth and managing business operations, which will undoubtedly contribute to WTW’s continued success in Australasia.

James Baum himself is excited to join WTW during a period of significant growth and opportunity in Australasia. Recognizing the company’s strong market position, Baum commended WTW’s ability to win new business and deliver innovative solutions to meet the diverse needs of its clients. With a client-first approach, a strong global brand, and a passion for growth, Baum is eager to contribute to WTW’s next phase of development and help the company realize its full potential in Australasia.

Simon Weaver, WTW’s Head of Asia Pacific and Head of CRB for Asia Pacific, expressed confidence in Baum’s appointment, emphasizing the traction WTW’s value proposition around risk and specialisms has gained in Australasia. Weaver believes that Baum’s deep knowledge and experience in the region will accelerate growth and enable WTW to build a sustainable and thriving business for the benefit of clients and colleagues alike.

WTW’s commitment to providing data-driven, insight-led solutions in the areas of people, risk, and capital is further strengthened by Baum’s appointment. Leveraging the expertise of their colleagues across 140 countries and markets, WTW collaborates closely with clients to uncover opportunities for sustainable success. With a focus on sharpening strategies, enhancing organizational resilience, motivating workforces, and maximizing performance, WTW continues to deliver exceptional value to its clients.

For more information about WTW and its services, visit their website at wtwco.com.

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