Ted Hodgkinson leads Willis Towers Watson in Hong Kong and Macau

08 December 2021 Consultancy.asia 2 min. read

Amid a spate of top-level regional appointments, Willis Towers Watson has promoted Ted Hodgkinson to Leader of its Hong Kong and Macau division. 

Ted Hodgkinson has been with the global consulting firm and investment broker for five years, and will hold the top regional role in addition to this current position of Head of Corporate Risk and Broking for Hong Kong and Macau. 

In the top regional seat, Hodgkinson is responsible for leading and overseeing over 300 Willis Towers Watson colleagues operating from the firm’s offices in Hong Kong and Macau.

Ted Hodgkinson, Head of Hong Kong and Macau, Willis Towers Watson

“We are extremely pleased to have Ted lead our operations in Hong Kong and Macau, which are key markets for Willis Towers Watson in Asia,” said Clare Muhiudeen, the recently installed Head of Asia at Willis Towers Watson. 

“I am confident that Ted will continue delivering on our vision and priorities, and position Willis Towers Watson for a successful future in our markets.” 

Hodgkinson steps into the shoes of Roger Steel, who held the role since early 2018. Now formally retired, Steel previously held various key positions at Sun Life Financial between 2008 and 2017, including president of the new markets and business development department for Asia at Sun Life Financial and chief executive officer of Sun Life Financial in Hong Kong. 

“Our colleagues work across cultures and borders to bring the best advice, broking and solutions in the areas of people, risk and capital to our clients. We have an exciting journey ahead of us and I look forward to leading our team of dedicated colleagues to bring our unique client value proposition and help our clients address today’s complex challenges and succeed,” said Hodgkinson. 

Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Hodgkinson held various leadership roles in the insurance industry including having worked at Aon in Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.

Meanwhile, in Oceania, Willis Towers Watson recently named Michael Brown as its next New Zealand country head.The firm will also welcome Carl Hess as its new CEO from the beginning of next year, along with a refreshed global leadership team.