Willis Towers Watson has appointed Colin Forrest to lead its life team in the UK.

This follows a number of recent appointments including Matthew Ford, Gary Williams, Steve Hardwick, Heloise Rossouw and Marcus Bowser.

Forrest has over 25 years of industry experience and joins Willis Towers Watson from Deloitte, where he most recently was the partner leading the firm’s Swiss actuarial practice in Zurich.

During his five years at Deloitte, he also created and managed the predictive analytics team, providing analytics modelling services across a range of industries. 

Previously, he was a director in the actuarial and insurance management solutions practice at PwC, as well as holding a variety of senior roles at Royal Liver and Guardian Royal Exchange / Aegon.

Willis Towers Watson said Forrest’s UK and international expertise in the insurance sector will be a significant asset in this senior-client facing role.

In his new London-based role, he will lead and further develop new strategies to ensure life insurers have access to bespoke products and services that reflect their individual needs, as the sector continues to face a volatile risk environment, exacerbated by regulatory change, a modest global growth outlook and persistently low interest rates.

Commenting on his appointment, Forrest said: “I am excited to be joining Willis Towers Watson’s UK Life team, which already has a strong base and is highly regarded throughout the industry. The life insurance landscape is evolving rapidly and I look forward to working with our clients to help them adapt, re-shape their businesses and identify opportunities for profitable growth during these challenging times.”