Willis Towers Watson promotes Joris Wonders to regional role

04 February 2020 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Willis Towers Watson has named Joris Wonders as the new Western Europe Head of its Talent & Rewards practice. 

Wonders, who is based in London, has been with the global HR consulting, broking, and solutions company for nearly two decades. He joined the company’s London office in 2001, at the time operating as Towers Perrin. He has since ascended the ranks at the firm to UK and Western Europe leader of the Rewards practice, and most recently, co-head of the Talent & Rewards practice for Western Europe.

For the past ten months, he held the latter role together with Amsterdam-based Angel Hoover, but following her appointment to Head of Benelux, Wonders has now been handed the sole responsibility for the unit. The Talent service line helps clients with human capital strategy, performance management, talent experience, people analytics, competency building and change management. The Rewards offering, meanwhile, focuses on total rewards, compensation & benefits and non-financial rewards.

Joris Wonders, Head of Talent & Rewards practice for Western Europe at Willis Towers Watson

A Dutch national, Wonders has previously worked for Willis Towers Watson in the Netherlands, France and Germany. The senior HR professional specialises in rewards, performance and talent management, and strategic workforce planning. Outside of his career at Willis Towers Watson, Wonders previously worked at Kingfisher, Marks & Spencer and WorldCom. 

Commenting on the appointment, Marco Boschetti, Head of Human Capital and Benefits (HCB) for the UK and Western Europe at Willis Towers Watson, said: “Our Talent and Rewards business has been on a strong growth trajectory in recent years, and we are excited that Joris will build on his outstanding work and leadership across Europe.”

Willis Towers Watson was created in 2015 through the merger of Towers Watson – formed in 2009 following the $3.5 billion merger between Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt – and Willis Group, in a move that created an $18 billion company. Today, Willis Towers Watson has some 45,000 employees serving clients in more than 100 countries.