WTW makes senior hire for insurance and tech business

WTW (Willis Towers Watson) has appointed Kartina Tahir Thomson to the company’s Insurance Consulting and Technology business.

In the new position, Kartina will play an integral role in helping insurers to enhance the value of their risk and capital management capabilities, as well as providing advice on key strategic governance and regulatory issues. She took up the London-based role on 1 July 2022.

A senior industry figure with over 20 years’ actuarial, risk, governance and regulatory experience, Kartina joins from her previous post at PwC where she was part of the leadership team in insurance, asset and wealth management regulation.

Prior to PwC, she was at the Bank of England, leading the supervision of firms in the London Market and general insurance retail and commercial markets, where she played a key role in the implementation of Solvency II.

Kartina continues to hold leadership and senior positions in the actuarial profession, including her role as council member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and Chair of the IFoA Foundation.

Commenting on the appointment, Paul Hewett, director and UK P&C capital proposition leader, insurance consulting and technology, at WTW, said: “We are delighted Kartina is joining our market-leading capital management team. Well known in the London Market, she is a highly respected senior risk specialist with extensive regulatory experience and will be a major asset to our clients, as we continue to strengthen our position as the leading consulting and technology solutions provider for the insurance industry.”

Kartina Tahir Thomson said: “I am delighted to be joining the best team in the business. I look forward to working with our clients, who are increasingly on the front line of regulatory scrutiny, to help them navigate a rapidly evolving policy and market landscape and manage their risk and capital strategy in order to achieve profitable and growth outcomes during these challenging times.”

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