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Iris Chan recognised as one of Insurance Business Asia Elite Women 2021

August 30, 2021


HONG KONG, August 30, 2021 – Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, is pleased to announce that Iris Chan, Executive Director of Construction for Hong Kong and Macau, Corporate Risk & Broking Asia is among the 21 Insurance Business (IB) Asia’s Elite Women list this year.

The award recognises women leaders in the insurance industry for not just going above and beyond their clients and organisations, but also championing diversity in the industry in every way. In addition, the award celebrates women who are giving back to the community and the industry, innovating and driving change, fostering young talent and striving for professional excellence.

“I am honoured and grateful to be named to this list of women leaders in the insurance industry in Asia. Here in Hong Kong, we strive to find new ways to attract great talent to join the industry, as well as create a more inclusive industry for women. I am glad that I am able to play a role to drive change and make a meaningful contribution to the community here,” said Iris.

Commenting on the award, Ted Hodgkinson, Head of Corporate Risk & Broking for Hong Kong at Willis Towers Watson (WTW) said, “We are delighted that Iris is recognised for her leadership in WTW and contribution to the insurance community. She lives by the values of WTW – focusing on clients, emphasising teamwork, upholding integrity and constantly strives for excellence. At WTW, we are committed to developing a diverse workforce and creating an inclusive work environment where everyone is respected, valued and appreciated.”

“We are proud of Iris being named an elite woman by IB Asia. She is instrumental in our Construction business in Hong Kong and exemplifies our longstanding commitment to client centricity, creating an environment for inspiring and motivating insurance talent, and the inclusive and collaborative culture at WTW,” added Scott Burnett, Head of Asia and Head of Corporate Risk & Broking Asia, WTW.

With over 20 years of experience, Iris has held various senior positions with major insurance brokers in Asia. She has been focused on seeking the best risk transfer solutions for construction projects in Hong Kong and Macau, demonstrating professionalism, innovation and service excellence to her clients. As a leader in WTW’s Construction team, Iris provides her team members with regular support and resources to ensure they are happy, engaged, especially during the pandemic, and productive.

Iris is also a member of the General Committee of the Hong Kong Confederation of Insurance Brokers, driving various initiatives to attract young talent to join the insurance industry and support young professionals to advance their insurance brokerage career. She often speaks at industry events to promote insurance knowledge, sharing her expertise across industries in Hong Kong.

For more information on the full list of IB Asia's Elite Women 2021, read the report here.

About Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries and markets. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential.

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