Michael Burwell’s immense experience in the financial arena has led to his new position as Chief Financial Officer for the prestigious advisory, broking, and solutions company, Willis Towers Watson. He replaced the Chief Financial Officer Roger Millay who retired willingly on October 2, 2017. John Haley, CEO of Willis Towers Watson has great confidence in Burwell’s abilities, and is excited to have him join their team. Mr. Haley is secure in his decision due to Michael’s leadership and tactful skills in mergers and acquisitions, portfolio management, and financial analysis to name a few. This assures Mr. Haley that positive results will occur within this complex global company. The expertise Burwell holds in the areas of finance, transactions, and transformation will contribute to the growth of Willis Towers Watson.
In 1986, Michael Burwell earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Michigan State University. He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant. Michael worked at Price Water House (PwC) for 31 years. For 11 years, he audited clients. Burwell began to move up the ranks as he became partner for the Detroit based transaction services division. Success continued to follow Burwell. He was promoted to the position of U.S. Transaction Services Leader in PwC‘s central region.
The role of Chief Financial Officer came in 2007 for Burwell, and in 2008 he became their Chief Operating Officer. In 2012, Michael played a pivotal role for PwC as Vice Chairman of Global and U.S. Transformation. He was a spearhead for change within this executive position. Under his direction, a cohesiveness ensued which initiated an effective output of work among a diverse group. The divisions involved included Human Capital, Finance, Technology, and Global Strategic Sourcing. Michael served as the senior relationship partner during his time at PwC as well. Refer to This Article for related information.
Michael Burwell’s extensive career has equipped him for the position of CFO. He is honored to accept this role in such a formidable company. He has expressed his enthusiasm to become part of a company that maintains the standards of leadership, and a commitment to its’ clients. The environment is inclusive of all cultures, and Michael is proud to be a part of the Willis Towers Watson team.