Michael Burwell: The Finance Guru

Willies Tower Watson, a leading international advisory, broking, and solutions firm named Michael Burwell as the company’s new Chief Finance Officer. Michael would replace Roger Millay, the former Chief Finance Officer once he retired voluntarily on 2nd October 2017.


Mike Burwell has approximately 31 years of experience in professional and financial services from Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC). Mike has served in various senior leadership positions for the past decade, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer in the United States; Head of Transaction Services in the US and Head of Global Transformation. Besides, he has 12 years of experience in Transaction Services advisory and 11 years of experience in auditing, including assisting corporations with pre-merger and valuations.


Commenting on this announcement, the Chief Executive Officer of Willis Towers Watson, John Haley said that they were excited to have Michael Burwell in their leadership team at such a time when their company is undergoing evolution. Burwell understands leading, managing and driving outcomes in a multifaceted global enterprise with a robust focus on customers.


According to John Haley, Burwell’s expertise in transformation, transactions, and finance is well matched to direct the long-term growth and integration efforts of Willis Towers Watson to enable the company to achieve its full potential.


Before his new position in Willis Towers Watson, Michael Burwell spent 31 years working at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC). In his time at PwC, he worked on business advisory services in the assurance practice for 11 years. Before that Mike served as the Leader of Transaction Services for Automotive Industry practice at PwC US. In 1997, Mike was elected as a partner and transferred to the Detroit transaction business of PwC. He was later requested to take the leadership position of the PwC’s central US transaction business due to his achievements in Detroit. Mike was the Central Region Transaction Services Leader for PwC US and before Transaction Services Leader for the PwC US Automotive Industry practice.


Mike Burwell got an appointment as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of PwC’s US business. He also became the Vice Chairman of U.S and Global Transformation in 2012, where he assisted in creating and extending the internal shared services of PwC. Mike also oversaw different teams of internal operations including Finance, Human Capital, Global Strategic Sourcing, Finance, and Knowledge Management. Find Additional Information Here


Mike Burwell is a certified public accountant and holds a business administration degree from the Michigan State University. In 2010, Mike got named as the Alumnus of the year by Michigan State University.


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