Towers Watson Announces Changes to Executive Compensation Leadership Team in Canada

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NEW YORK and TORONTO, January 7, 2014 – Global professional services company Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW) today announced changes to its executive compensation leadership team in Canada.   John Hammond has been appointed executive compensation practice leader for Towers Watson in Canada, succeeding Fiona Macdonald, who is retiring from the company.  Additionally, Ryan Resch has been named executive compensation practice leader for Towers Watson’s Toronto office.  Both appointments are effective immediately.

John and Ryan have been integral parts of our executive compensation consulting team in Canada for the past several years and they bring extensive knowledge and leadership skills to their respective new positions,” said Todd Lippincott, North America leader of executive compensation at Towers Watson.  “I am confident that both will continue to build on our existing executive compensation services to clients and we look forward to their many contributions in their new roles.”

Hammond, who is based in Vancouver, joined Towers Watson in 2006 and most recently led the executive compensation practice in Western Canada. He has been consulting to boards and senior management on executive and director compensation issues for the past 15 years.  Hammond is an expert on corporate governance issues surrounding executive and director pay and on emerging best practices with respect to pay and the pay-setting process.

Resch, who is based in Toronto, joined Towers Watson in 2006.  He has extensive experience in corporate governance issues surrounding executive and director compensation.  Resch works with boards and senior management to identify the compensation philosophy and pay strategy, assess compensation competitiveness and develop compensation and incentive plans.

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Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW) is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. The company offers consulting, technology and solutions in the areas of benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management.  Towers Watson has more than 14,000 associates around the world and is located on the web at

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