Investor Relations

Board of Directors

John J. Haley has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Willis Towers Watson since January 4, 2016. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Towers Watson beginning on January 1, 2010, and as President beginning on October 3, 2011. Mr. Haley was President and Chief Executive Officer of Watson Wyatt beginning on January 1, 1999, as Chairman of the Board of Watson Wyatt beginning in 1999 and as a director of Watson Wyatt beginning in 1992. Mr. Haley joined Watson Wyatt in 1977. Prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer of Watson Wyatt, he was the Global Director of the Benefits Group at Watson Wyatt. Mr. Haley is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries. He is also a co-author of Fundamentals of Private Pensions (University of Pennsylvania Press). Mr. Haley also serves on the boards of MAXIMUS, Inc., a provider of health and human services program management, consulting services and system solutions, and Hudson Global, Inc., an executive search, specialty staffing and related consulting services firm. He has an A.B. in Mathematics from Rutgers College and studied under a Fellowship at the Graduate School of Mathematics at Yale University.


Dominic Casserley has served as President, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Head of Investment, Risk and Reinsurance and Director of Willis Towers Watson since January 4, 2016. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Willis and as a member of the Willis board of directors beginning on January 7, 2013. Prior to joining Willis, Mr. Casserley, was a senior partner of McKinsey & Company, which he joined in New York in 1983. During his 29 years at McKinsey, Mr. Casserley led the firm’s Greater China Practice and its UK and Ireland Practice. Mr. Casserley had been a member of the McKinsey Shareholders Council, the firm’s global board, since 1999 and for four years served as the Chairman of the Finance Committee of that board. Mr. Casserley is a graduate of Cambridge University.


Anna C. Catalano has served as a Director of Willis Towers Watson since January 4, 2016. Previously, she served as a member of the Willis board of directors beginning on July 21, 2006, and as a member of Willis’ Governance Committee and Compensation Committee. She was Group Vice President, Marketing for BP plc from 2001 to 2003. Prior to that she held various executive positions at BP and Amoco, including Group Vice President, Emerging Markets at BP; Senior Vice President, Sales and Operations at Amoco; and President of Amoco Orient Oil Company. She currently serves on the Board and is Chair of the Governance Committee of Mead Johnson Nutrition. She serves on the Board and Governance Committee of Chemtura Corporation, and the Compensation committees of Mead Johnson Nutrition, Chemtura Corporation, and Kraton Performance Polymers. She serves as an Advisory Board member for Edelman Berland. In the not-for-profit sector, she serves as a director on the National Board of the Alzheimer’s Association, and as a director for the Houston Grand Opera. She is also an advisory board member for the Kellogg Innovation Network of Northwestern University. Ms. Catalano formerly served on the boards of SSL International plc, Hercules Incorporated, Aviva plc, and US Dataworks, and as an advisory board member of BP Global Services. Ms. Catalano holds a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.


Victor F. Ganzi has served as a Director of Willis Towers Watson since January 4, 2016. Previously, he served as a director of Towers Watson beginning on January 1, 2010. Mr. Ganzi served as a consultant and corporate director. Mr. Ganzi was the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hearst Corporation, a private diversified communications company, from 2002 to 2008. He served as Hearst’s Executive Vice President from 1997 to 2002 and as its Chief Operating Officer from 1998 to 2002. Prior to joining Hearst in 1990, Mr. Ganzi was the managing partner at the international law firm of Rogers & Wells (now part of Clifford Chance). Mr. Ganzi graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University with a B.S. in Accounting, received a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and holds an L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University. Mr. Ganzi previously served as a director of Gentiva Health Services, Inc., Wyeth and Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. Mr. Ganzi’s qualifications to serve as a director of Willis Towers Watson include his experience as a general counsel, chief financial officer and chief executive officer of a large diversified media company, as well as his expertise gained during a long career in both law and finance and his service on several boards of directors.


Wendy E. Lane has served as a Director of Willis Towers Watson since January 4, 2016. Previously, she served as a director of Willis beginning on April 21, 2004 and served as the Chairman of Willis’ Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee and Executive Committee. She was a member of the CEO Search Committee as well as other ad hoc Board Committees convened from time to time. She has been Chairman of Lane Holdings, Inc., an investment firm, since 1992. Prior to forming Lane Holdings, Inc., Ms. Lane was a Principal and Managing Director of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette Securities Corporation, an investment banking firm, serving in these and other positions from 1981 to 1992. Prior to that, Ms. Lane was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Ms. Lane is also a director and Audit Committee member of UPM-Kymmene Corporation, a Finnish publicly-held corporation, a director and Compensation Committee member of MSCI Inc., a New York-based public company, and a director of Al Dabbagh Group, a private Saudi Arabian company. She previously served as a member of the board, Nominating and Corporate Governance and chaired the Audit Committees of Laboratory Corporation of America. Ms. Lane holds a BA from Wellesley College in Mathematics and French and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


James F. McCann has served as the Chairman of the board of directors of Willis Towers Watson since January 4, 2016. Previously, he served as a director of Willis beginning on April 21, 2004 and served as the non-executive Chairman of the Willis board of directors, the Chairman of Willis’ Governance Committee, and as a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to serving as the non-executive Chairman of the Willis board of directors, Mr. McCann served as Willis’ Presiding Independent Director. Mr. McCann was a member of the CEO Search Committee as well as other ad hoc Board Committees convened from time to time. He has served since 1976 as Chairman and Founder of 1-800-Flowers.Com, Inc., a florist and gift company. He also serves as a director for Scott’s Miracle-Gro and International Game Technology PLC (formerly GTECH plc and Lottomatica S.p.A.).


Brendan R. O’Neill has served as a Director of Willis Towers Watson since January 4, 2016. Previously, he served as a director of Towers Watson beginning on January 1, 2010. Prior to serving as a director of Towers Watson, Dr. O’Neill served as a director of Watson Wyatt from July 2006 to 2009. Dr. O’Neill was Chief Executive Officer and Director of Imperial Chemical Industries PLC (referred to as “ICI”), a manufacturer of specialty products and paints, until April 2003. From 2003 until 2006, Dr. O’Neill was an independent director for a range of companies. Dr. O’Neill joined ICI in 1998 as its Chief Operating Officer and Director, and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 1999. Prior to Dr. O’Neill’s career at ICI, he held numerous positions at Guinness PLC, including Chief Executive of Guinness Brewing Worldwide Ltd, Managing Director International Region of United Distillers, and Director of Financial Control. Dr. O’Neill also held positions at HSBC Holdings PLC, BICC PLC, Aegis Group PLC, and the Ford Motor Company. He has an M.A. in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of East Anglia, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (U.K.). Dr. O’Neill is also a director of Tyco International Ltd. and Informa Group PLC. He previously served as a director of Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd and Drambuie Ltd. Dr. O’Neill’s qualifications to serve as a director of Willis Towers Watson include his experience as the chief executive officer of an international business, his extensive accounting and finance experience and his prior service as an independent director of a number of companies, including Watson Wyatt.


Jaymin B. Patel has served as a Director of Willis Towers Watson since January 4, 2016. Previously, he served as a director of Willis beginning on July 23, 2013 and served as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Patel is currently the President and CEO of Brightstar Corporation. Prior to joining Brightstar Corporation in 2015, Mr. Patel served as the President and CEO of GTECH Corporation, specifically responsible for GTECH Americas, a division of GTECH S.p.A. (formerly named Lottomatica S.p.A.), a leading commercial operator and provider of technology in regulated worldwide gaming markets. Before becoming CEO of GTECH Corporation, then a subsidiary of Lottomatica Group S.p.A. in 2008, Mr. Patel held various executive positions at GTECH, including President and Chief Operating Officer (2007), Senior Vice President and CFO (2000-2007), Vice President, Financial Planning and Business Evaluation (1998-2000) and Finance Director, European and African Operations (1995-1997). From August 2006 until April 2007, Mr. Patel also served as CFO of Lottomatica S.p.A. (now GTECH S.p.A.). Prior to joining GTECH, Mr. Patel worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. Mr. Patel served as a member of the Board and the Executive Management Committee of GTECH S.p.A. until March 2015, and since April 2015 as a director of Brightstar Corporation. Mr. Patel holds a B.A. with honors from Birmingham Polytechnic in the United Kingdom and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in London.


Linda D. Rabbitt has served as a Director of Willis Towers Watson since January 4, 2016. Previously, she served as a director of Towers Watson beginning on January 1, 2010. Prior to serving as a director of Towers Watson, Ms. Rabbitt served as a director of Watson Wyatt from 2002 to 2009 and is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rand Construction Corporation, a commercial construction company founded in 1989 that specializes in building renovation and tenant build-outs. Prior to founding Rand Construction Corporation, Ms. Rabbitt was the co-founder and coowner of Hart Construction Company, Inc., a commercial tenant construction company. From 1981 to 1985, Ms. Rabbitt was with KPMG (formerly Peat Marwick), where she was Director of Marketing from 1982 to 1985. Ms. Rabbitt previously served as a director of Brookfield Properties, a commercial real estate company, and as a Class C director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Ms. Rabbitt is also a director of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and served as its Chair in 2002. Ms. Rabbitt has also previously served as a director of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., as a director of Leadership Washington, as a trustee of George Washington University and is a past Chairman and the current Treasurer of the Federal City Council. Ms. Rabbitt holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and an M.A. from George Washington University. Ms. Rabbitt’s qualifications to serve as a director of Willis Towers Watson include her experience as a founder and chief executive officer of a prominent construction business, her prior experience with a global auditing/consulting firm and her service as a director of several other entities, including her prior service as a director of Towers Watson and Watson Wyatt.


Paul Thomas has served as a Director of Willis Towers Watson since January 4, 2016. Previously, he served as a director of Towers Watson beginning on January 1, 2010. He has been a senior executive with the Rank Group NA since January 2011. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Reynolds Packaging Group from February 2008 through January 2011, when Alcoa sold the Reynolds Packaging Group business to the Rank Group. Mr. Thomas joined Alcoa in 1978 and, prior to the sale of its packaging businesses, most recently served as Executive Vice President for Alcoa and Group President for its Packaging and Consumer businesses. Mr. Thomas holds a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering and Material Sciences from Lehigh University and an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Thomas’s qualifications to serve as a director of Willis Towers Watson include the leadership and management experience he gained serving in a number of executive positions, including chief executive officer.


Jeffrey W. Ubben has served as a Director of Willis Towers Watson since January 4, 2016. Previously, he served as a director of Willis beginning on July 23, 2013 and was a member of Willis’ Risk Committee. Mr. Ubben is a Founder, the CEO and the Chief Investment Officer of ValueAct Capital. In September 2015, Mr. Ubben was nominated to the board of 21st Century Fox. Mr. Ubben is a former chairman and director of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., and a former director of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., Catalina Marketing Corp., Gartner Group, Inc., Mentor Corporation, Misys, plc, Sara Lee Corp. and several other public and private companies. In addition, Mr. Ubben serves as chairman of the national board of the Posse Foundation, is on the board of trustees of Northwestern University and Duke University, and is also on the board of the American Conservatory Theater. He has a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.


Wilhelm Zeller has served as a Director of Willis Towers Watson since January 4, 2016. Previously, he served as a director of Towers Watson beginning on January 1, 2010. Mr. Zeller served as a consultant and corporate director. Formerly, he served as the chief executive officer of Hannover Re Group from 1996 until his retirement in June 2009. Prior to joining Hannover Re, Mr. Zeller was a member of the Executive Board of Cologne Re and then a member of the Executive Council of General Re Corporation, Cologne Re’s new principal shareholder. Currently, Mr. Zeller serves on the board of directors of Axis Capital Holdings Ltd. and EIS Group Ltd. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany. Mr. Zeller’s qualifications to serve as a director of Willis Towers Watson include his familiarity with the international insurance and reinsurance industry, his experience serving as the chief executive officer of the world’s third-largest reinsurance group and his service as a member of a number of boards.