Marcus Bowser joins UK unit of Willis Towers Watson

19 January 2016 2 min. read
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Marcus Bowser joins Willis Towers Watson as the UK Life Sales and Practice Leader. In his new role, he will be responsible for strengthening the firm’s offering to life insurance clients that are currently seeking to develop stable products in an uncertain market.

Marcus Bowser started his career at PwC in 2000, where, during his nine years at the firm, he became Senior Manager. His work was primarily in actuary and included development, implementation and embedding of the latest ERM (Enterprise Risk Management) techniques. In 2009 he moved to Standard & Poor’s, a provider of credit risk research and benchmarks, where he took on the role of Director. In this role he was responsible for reviewing the ERM frameworks for some of Europe’s larger insurance groups covering both life and general insurance businesses; and updating the ERM criteria to reflect best practice in the insurance industry. One year later he joined insuring company Aviva, taking on the role of Capital Management Director. During his five years at the firm, he was director of the Group’s business units to coordinate risk, capital and value management activities.

Bowser holds a Master of Mathematics from the University of Bath.

Marcus Bowser - Willis Towers Watson

At Willis Towers Watson, Bowser will take of the role of UK Life Sales and Practice Leader, a position that will see him work face-to-face with some of the firm’s largest life insurance clients. His more than 15 years of experience within the insurance industry will be leveraged to help clients find their way through an increasingly challenging market by offering products that provide stable profits, while using capital efficiently.

The appointment is part of the firm’s further expansion of its insurance advisory, solutions and software business. “I am delighted that Marcus has joined our team. His keen understanding of UK life insurance industry issues, and a strong commitment to results, teamwork and thought leadership will undoubtedly add significant strength to the business as we grow and develop our UK life business,” comments Claire Farrelly, RCS EMEA Life Sales & Practice Leader for Willis Towers Watson. “Marcus’ addition to our leadership team reflects our commitment to bring new ideas to the table at a time when the nature and range of business and software solutions being sought by our life insurance clients in the UK and around Europe continue to evolve.”

Marcus Bowser adds: “I’m excited to be joining such a highly regarded company and relish the challenge of further strengthening Willis Towers Watson’s market-leading business in the UK.”