26 August 2014News

Towers Watson hires risk consulting & software head

Global professional services company Towers Watson has appointed Eric Speer as global leader for its risk consulting and software business.

The appointment will be effective September 1st, 2014, and Speer will be based in Towers Watson’s Stamford office.

Speer has extensive experience as a strategy and organization consultant focusing on insurance and financial services clients, and has held a number of senior positions during his 25 years with Towers Watson, including leadership of the Americas region for risk consulting and software. More recently, he moved to the human capital consulting side of the business and has managed Towers Watson’s east division in the US for the past eight years.

“Eric brings a wealth of experience to his new role, as well as an understanding of insurance industry dynamics. I’m delighted to have him join our segment’s leadership team,” says Tricia Guinn, Towers Watson’s managing director of risk and financial services.

Commenting on his new role, Speer adds, “I am optimistic about the opportunities for this business and looking forward to helping our clients tackle their most pressing business issues while also working with the RCS leadership team to drive profitable growth.”