Willis Towers Watson has appointed Mark Calnan as head of investments for Europe, the Middle East and Asia (EMEA).
Calnan has 16 years’ experience with the firm, working across client facing, research, sales, business strategy and management roles.
He was appointed as head of specialist solutions in 2014 to lead the global team responsible for growing and overseeing the specialist portfolio mandates business.He will retain these responsibilities alongside his new role.
Calnan will report into Chris Ford, global head of investments.
He succeeds Ed Francis, who remains with the Willis Towers Waston, but has decided after seven years in the role to resume client-facing duties as a senior investment advisor.
Ford says: “Mark has been instrumental in the development of the investment business in recent years, and in leading our strategic initiatives.”