Willis Towers Watson promotes Aongus O'Gorman to Investments leader

10 August 2021 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Global consulting firm and insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has promoted Brisbane-based Aongus O'Gorman to head of its Australian Investments division. 

Aongus O'Gorman has been with the firm since the summer of 2015, when he joined from Round Tower Solutions, a specialist consultancy and outsourcing firm to the investment industry. Over the past six years, O'Gorman was responsible for Willis Towers Watson’s Delegated practice in Australia – under his guidance, the unit acquired several new clients and expanded its portfolio. 

He now steps up to become the leader of the firm’s Australian Investments team, which supports wealth and asset managers and other investors with strategic advice, investment consulting, and delegated solutions. Effective August 1 2021, O'Gorman succeeds Martin Goss, who has been with the firm for over fourteen years and will now spend more of his time consulting clients. 

Aongus O'Gorman en Martin Goss

Congratulating his successor on the promotion, Goss said: “Thanks for all your support over the past years. I'm looking forward to working with you and reciprocating that support for many years to come.”

Welcoming O'Gorman to the new position, Taro Ogai, Head of Investments for Asia Pacific at Willis Towers Watson said: “Over the 25 years of his career, Aongus has been an asset owner, asset manager and investment consultant. This broad range of experience ideally places him to lead our investment team in Australia."

Earlier in his career, O'Gorman was the director of implemented solutions at QIC. He started his career with International Investment Underwriting, a hedge fund in his native Ireland before moving to Australia in 2001. 

“It’s an exciting time to take on this opportunity,” said O'Gorman. “Over the last few years, we have augmented our traditional asset consulting with strategic advisory and delegated solutions because we firmly believed it was in the best interests of clients and would help meet their future needs.” 

“Martin has brought together a highly capable and energetic team in Australia that is backed by significant global resources. It is something that resounds very positively with our clients and I look forward to continuing that.” 

The appointment comes two weeks after Willis Towers Watson saw its US$30 billion megadeal with Aon break down due to antitrust concerns in the United States, where both companies have major operations.