Towers Watson has appointed industry veterans Tim Mitchell and Ed Wilson as Senior Consultants in its Investment Practice in London. The two additions to the team follow the increasing demand for the firm’s organisational design consulting and investment services.
Tim Mitchell joins Towers Watson with more than 35 years of industry experience, most recently gained during his short spell as independent consultant. Before this, he was worked for NZ Super Fund for almost 13 years, during which he fulfilled several leadership roles, including that of Senior Advisor, General Manager and Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining NZ Super Fund in 2002, Mitchell acted as Principal Advisor for Crown financial policy to the New Zealand Treasury. Between 1992 and 1999, he worked for Colonial First State Global Asset Management as Chief Investment Officer. Other functions held include Principal at EcoFocus Consulting, Fixed Income Manager at Prudential Assurance and Investment Operations Officer at AMP.
Ed Wilson moves to Towers Watson with almost 25 years of industry experience, with his most recent role as Director at PwC. Wilson worked for more than 18 years at the Big Four firm, during which he focused on investment consulting, reward and executive pensions, employee savings and HR analytics. Before joining PwC in 1997, he was the Head of Investment Research at HSBC Actuaries and Consultants for three years. Wilson started his career in 1991 as Actuarial Student at Lane Clark & Peacock.
The two Senior Consultants are added to Towers Watson’s Investment team to accommodate the increasing demand for its consulting and investment services. Ed Francis, EMEA head of Investment at Towers Watson, explains: “We are delighted that Ed and Tim have joined us at this exciting stage in the development of this part of our business. As investment organisations – such as sovereign funds, family offices and foundations – aim to optimise their businesses to make the most of the competitive and low-return environment, they are increasingly seeking our advice about organisational structure and change management, as well as calling on the full range of our investment services.”