Michael Burwell is a CPA who proudly graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. After graduating, Michael went on to work for Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP. In 1997 he was admitted to partnership. Michael Burwell spent 11 years with numerous audit clients for the Detroit based company. His success with the company led to his leadership role of the Central Region and he served as The U.S. Transaction Service Leader for Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP.
Michael continued his move upward in the company by being appointed to Chief Financial Officer in the year 2007, and in 2008, he became the Chief Operating Officer in the United States for the company.
His leadership skills and talents moved him farther up the company ladder in 2012 when Burwell was named Vice Chairman of Global and United States Transformation. Michael Burwell was successful in overseeing the efficient functioning of Human Capital, Finance, and Technology and Global Sourcing. He also worked as Senior Relationship Partner for several clients of Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP during his time with the company.
With 31 years of combined professional experience, including 11 years of audit experience, and 12 years of outstanding Transactional Service Advisory experience, Michael Burwell caught the eye of Willis Tower Watson. With roots dating all the way back to 1828, Willis Tower Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and risk management solutions company serving over 140 different countries.
In August 2017, Willis Tower Watson announced the voluntary retirement their Chief Financial Officer. Roger Millay. The company also announced that Roger Millay’s successor would be Michael Burwell. The company expressed their excitement of Michael becoming the new Chief Financial officer. John Haley, Chief Executive Officer for Willis Tower Watson, stated “We are excited to have Mike join our leadership team at such an important point in our company’s evolution.”
Burwell also expressed his gratitude and excitement stating, ‘’I am honored to have this opportunity to join Willis Towers Watson,” he also went on to say. “In all of my interactions, I have been impressed with the strength of leadership, commitment to clients and collaborative and inclusive culture. I look forward to contributing to the success of the company.” Read This Article for more information.
Michael Burwell new position with the company took effect immediately following Millay’s retirement on October 2nd, 2017.