WTW names APAC leader in revamped take on terror/political violence
Global insurance broker WTW named a key insider to head up its crisis management efforts in the APAC region as it consolidates a global offer for special contingency risks and its terrorism and political violence.
William Miller (Pictured) will move from WTW’s London office to Singapore to become head of crisis management for Asia Pacific as of January 1, 2023. Miller has been overseeing parts of WTW’s APAC activities in the lines from London, working across special crime, accident & health, and active shooter insurance lines.
The appointment follows a decision by WTW to merge its special contingency risk (SCR) team and its terrorism & political violence team into a global crisis management unit with offers across kidnap & ransom, extortion, hijack, maritime piracy, political evacuation, terrorism, political violence, accident & health and active assailant. That team continues to draw on support services from the in-house Alert:24 team.
Prior to his move to Singapore, William headed up WTW SCR’s activities in APAC from London, working across Special Crime, Accident & Health, and Active Shooter insurance lines. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of global insurance programmes that help organisations meet their duty of care obligations to staff and customers, incorporating effective crisis response, indemnity and including pre-incident security consultancy.
WTW’s head of corporate risk and broking in Asia, Luke Ware, said: “As geopolitical tensions rise, individuals and businesses are exposed to a wider range of security risks which is why we have expanded our offering to include domains such as Special Crime and high-risk accident and health. Having the team in Singapore enables us to provide a specialist risk management service for companies in Asia, drawing from our global experience and regional expertise.”
Miller said of his move: “Being based in the heart of the APAC, we will be better placed to offer our clients a single point of contact for crisis events affecting them in the region. Our offering ranges from risk advisory and insurance design to providing crisis support and indemnification against key financial exposures such as evacuation costs, security incident response, and business interruption. As we see an increase in the number of countries introducing duty of care regulations, ensuring the health and safety of employees is a business imperative, no matter what sector they’re operating in.”
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