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Willis Towers Watson appoints director of climate transition risk

October 14, 2020

Global (re)insurance broker, Willis Towers Watson has announced the appointment of Tony Rooke as director of climate transition risk in the firm’s Climate and Resilience Hub (CRH).

In his new role, Rooke will be responsible for guiding the advice and analysis Willis Towers Watson provides to clients to help them navigate into the transition of low carbon economy and contribute to the innovation of new services and products across the investment, risk and human capital businesses.

Rooke brings more than 22 years of global experience in climate change, sustainability, strategy, advisory and programme delivery. With this, he will be able to drive Willis Towers Watson’s client-guidance on climate transition risk disclosure, management and opportunities.

Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Rooke served as a global director for Disclosure at CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), where he was responsible for delivering and maintaining a leading environmental disclosure platform used by thousands of companies and cities worldwide.

He has also set up and led environmental and sustainability consulting practices at Infosys and Logica across EMEA and APAC, delivering strategies, advisory and climate transition projects spanning private and public sector.

Rowan Douglas, head of the Climate and Resilience Hub, said: “We are delighted to have someone of Tony’s experience on board as we enter the climate decade. Tony’s long experience and technical expertise and leadership is widely respected, and it is exciting to bring him onto our platform to work at the heart of the financial sector and corporate markets. Tony is helping us deliver the innovative and cutting-edge solutions being sought by our clients, to help them adapt and win the new economy.”

Rooke commented: “I am excited to be joining Willis Towers Watson, which has been successfully developing an unrivalled breadth and depth of climate expertise and capabilities globally to help corporate, finance and public sector institutions prepare for and ensure future resilience. The low carbon transition is a huge opportunity for all to invest in and adapt business models with the financial services sector at the heart of making this transition happen.”