Willis Towers Watson has appointed Heloise Rossouw as Senior Consultant in its UK office. Rossouw, a former actuary at EY, has been tasked with further growing the firm’s insurance management consultancy business.
Heloise Rossouw most recently worked at Old Mutual, where she helped to develop the company’s Group strategy and business plan. Prior to that, she served as the Head of Risk and Capital Integration at the investment and insurance group. She started her career with Metropolitan Life, where she held various roles, and subsequently spent three years with accounting and consulting giant EY prior to joining Old Mutual.
At Willis Towers Watson, Rossouw joins the firm’s Insurance Management Consultancy (IMC) team, bringing with her over 13 years of experience specialising in life actuarial work. She will be responsible for developing new strategies to ensure life insurers have access to bespoke products and services that reflect their individual needs, as the sector continues to face a volatile risk environment, exacerbated by regulatory change, a modest global growth outlook and persistently low interest rates.
According to Claire Farrelly, EMEA Life Sales & Practice Leader for Willis Towers Watson, Rossouw’s UK and international expertise in both the insurance and banking sectors will be a significant asset to the firm. “We are delighted Heloise is joining our team. Her considerable business-development and relationship-management experience will be a major asset and instrumental in strengthening our client offering. The whole team that focuses on the life insurance sector looks very much looks forward to working with Heloise."
Commenting on hew new challenge, Rossouw says: “Willis Towers Watson’s Life practice is highly regarded throughout the industry and I am thrilled to be joining this team. This is both a difficult and exciting period for the UK life insurance industry, which is in the middle of a fundamental transformation, and I look forward to working with our clients to help them identify opportunities for profitable growth during these challenging times.”
The appointment follows the recent appointment of Marcus Bowser to the position of UK Life Sales and Practice Leader.