Willis Towers Watson has hired Steve Hardwick, who worked for a predecessor of the firm for almost 15 years, as Director. Hardwick joins the firm’s London office from which he supports clients with developing business management and strategic support across the EMEA.
Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Steve Hardwick worked at Milliman in Stockholm where he was head of Consulting in the Nordics. Previously, from 2011 to 2013, he worked as an Executive Chairman at Nordic Specialist Finance. Earlier roles include Group CRO and Chief Actuary at Skandia; Regional Controller at Old Mutual; Consultant at Towers Perrin; Assistant Manager at Skandia in the UK; and Actuarial Trainee at Sun Life of Canada, where he started his career in 1982. Hardwick is a Fellow of Actuarial science at the Institute of Actuaries.
Hardwick re-joins Willis Towers Watson as a Director, having worked for its predecessor between 1988 and 2002*. He brings more than 30 years of experience to the role, including expertise in, among others, strategy, reconstructions, mergers & acquisitions, asset/liability management, risk control, and other general management issues. He will work from London, where he takes responsibility for developing business management and strategic support for insurers across the EMEA.
Frank Schepers, Willis Towers Watson EMEA leader, comments, “I am delighted to be working with Steve again. Steve’s extensive experience will be a real asset to the UK Life business, which will also benefit from his considerable network and deep knowledge of the Nordics and Continental Europe. I am confident that his expertise will shape the business solutions being sought by our clients, which have rapidly evolved even over the last couple of years.”
Steve Hardwick says, "With Solvency II now part of business-as-usual, companies are facing fresh challenges posed by MiFID2, IFRS 4 and the threat and opportunity of digital, as well as the day-to-day matters of new sales, products, services and execution. I’m very much looking forward to harnessing the vast capability of the Willis Towers Watson group to address insurance industry issues like these and creating value for stakeholders.”
The appointment of Hardwick follows the recent appointments of Heloise Rossouw and Marcus Bowser as Willis Towers Watson continues to expand its UK Life business.
* In 2009 Towers Perrin merged with Watson Wyatt to establish Towers Watson. Early this year Willis Towers Watson was formed through the merger between Willis Group and Towers Watson.