Joe Noss joins WTW to help financial institutions with net zero

05 April 2022 2 min. read
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WTW has continued its recent spree of senior appointments with the hire of Joseph Noss. Arriving as a Senior Director, he brings more than 15 years of experience to the company’s Climate and Resilience Hub.

Noss said of his new challenge, “I am delighted to have joined WTW at this exciting time in the development of its market-leading solutions to achieve climate resilience.”

“I look forward to working with the hugely experienced and talented climate team and the wider WTW business, and to supporting financial institutions to strengthen further their capabilities as they navigate the climate risks – and opportunities – and develop a long-term strategic response to them.”

Joe Noss joins WTW to help clients with net zero transition

The Climate and Resilience Hub brings together WTW’s climate expertise and capabilities from across the firm’s divisions to provide an integrated solution to navigating climate change.

The practice delivers analytics, advice and transactions to enable corporate, finance and public sector institutions to embrace the climate decade ahead. In this new role within the hub, Noss will lead engagement with financial institutions, markets and regulators worldwide to support the transition to a resilient, net zero financial system. 

A senior industry figure, Noss joins from his previous post at the G20 Financial Stability Board (FSB) in Basel, where he led on climate financial regulation for the banking, investment and insurance sectors. In that position, he played a key role in coordinating the FSB Climate Roadmap, which was published in July 2021 and will shape global climate policy and its implementation over the next five years.

Prior to his time at the FSB, Noss spent more than a decade at the Bank of England. There, he led work to analyse and develop policy across a variety of financial markets and institutions, including capital markets, asset management and insurance industries. He has also been involved in a variety of international policy work, including that by the Committee on the Global Financial System and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

Commenting on the appointment, Rowan Douglas, Head of the Climate and Resilience Hub at WTW, said, “COP26 propelled the financial revolution to integrate climate risks and opportunities into valuations and align markets towards a net zero and resilient transition. We are delighted Joe selected WTW as the best platform to serve the financial sector.”

Rebranded from Willis Towers Watson at the start of 2022, the firm now known simply as WTW is a British-American multinational risk management, insurance brokerage and advisory company.

Earlier in 2022, WTW appointed David Singh and Pardeep Bassi in its insurance advisory wing, while Tammy Richardson arrived as Europe Regional Leader for its insurance consulting and technology wing.