Willis Towers Watson appoints Luke Ware as Indonesia country head

28 November 2019 Consultancy.asia

Professional services firm Willis Towers Watson has appointed corporate risk & broking leader Luke Ware as its new country head for Indonesia.

Global advisory and broking firm Willis Towers Watson has promoted Luke Ware as its new Country Leader for Indonesia. Ware, who has been with the professional services firm for more than a decade, steps up from his current position as director and head of Corporate Risk & Broking, a role he will continue to perform. He brings altogether nearly two decades of industry experience to his new leadership assignment.

Kicking off his career with Jardine Lloyd Thompson in Adelaide, Ware gained further experience with JLT in the UK before after more than eight years with the firm returning to South Australia with Willis Towers Watson – later appointed State Manager. From there, he joined the firm in Southeast Asia, with a stint in Thailand before rising to Regional Industry Leader for Natural Resources in Singapore.

Crossing to the WTW’s Indonesia branch in 2017, Ware has now been given the job of overseeing a country practice with a workforce of 140 professionals, tasked according to the firm with identifying a clear sales and client management strategy together with leaders from various business segments at Willis Towers Watson to grow the company’s footprint and attract new clients across the vast archipelago.Willis Towers Watson appoints Luke Ware as Indonesia country head“Indonesia continues to be a strategic market for WTW in Southeast Asia,” said Vivek Nath, WTW managing director for Southeast and South Asia. “With an aggressive growth agenda, the Indonesian economy is primed for growth and we’re confident that Luke will work with our network of colleagues across WTW to bring the best of our risk, people and capital solutions to a growing Indonesian client base.”

Ware in his new role will report to Nath, while recently, Willis Towers Watson also appointed a new global leader for its Corporate Risk & Broking practice – Adam Garrard, who has previously served as the CEO of WTW for Australia and Asia during Ware’s time in each. A two-and-a-half decade veteran with the firm, Garrad has held numerous international leadership roles with WTW prior to his latest elevation.

“Adam Garrard is a proven leader at our company. I am confident he will lead profitable growth in this important business segment,” said WTW CEO John Haley on Garrad’s appointment in August. Meanwhile, the firm has also been busy strengthening its lines in the Asia Pacific over the past twelve or so months, including new segment leaders for Asia and the appointment of Simon Weaver as head of Australasia.