January 11, 2016 – London & Arlington, Va. – Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company announced today that Jim Foreman, managing director of the company’s Exchange Solutions business segment, will retire at the end of March 2016. Gene Wickes, currently co-leading the integration efforts for Willis Towers Watson, will succeed Foreman.
“I would like to thank Jim for his many contributions during his long and distinguished career at the company,” said John Haley, CEO of Willis Towers Watson. “Since 1985, Jim has provided tremendous leadership in a number of key roles, including serving as a member of our Management Committee, the head of our Americas region, and most recently as head of our Exchange Solutions business. With Exchange Solutions well positioned in the market, a successful 2015 enrollment period, and the Willis Towers Watson transaction now complete, Jim feels the time is right to start a new chapter. We wish him well in his retirement.”
During his tenure, Wickes has held several key leadership positions and served as a member of the Management Committee. Prior to the Willis Towers Watson merger, he was managing director for the Benefits business, the company’s largest and most profitable business segment, for 12 years.
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