WTW has made a significant investment towards its North American Natural Resources business, as the re/insurance broker has appointed five new industry leaders to bolster the existing North American team.
Based in Houston, the new team members will bring expertise to focus on this globally important industry, with a sub-sector focus on oil and gas, power generation, mining and alternative energy.
The new Head of Natural Resources North America, Houston Corporate Risk & Broking (CRB) and Managing Director, is Bill Helander, who joins WTW from Marsh, where he served as the Specialty Leader for the Natural Resources sector. Helander joined Marsh as part of their acquisition of JLT in 2019 and brings strong industry relationships and experience to lead the practice.
At the same time, WTW has also appointed Matt Gelotti as Managing Director and Growth Leader, Natural Resources, CRB North America. As a former business development leader with Aon’s Houston office, Gelotti brings a strong level of industry experience to WTW, and will focus on the expansion of this valuable industry segment.
Also joining WTW is Chris Mulvey who has been named Managing Director and Head of Client Management, Natural Resources, CRB North America. Prior to WTW, he served as Enterprise Client Leader for the Natural Resources space in Aon’s Houston office. Within his new role, Mulvey brings a strategic mindset focused on helping deliver superior value and service to clients.
Furthermore, WTW has also appointed Clayton Corbett as Senior Director and Global Client Advocate, Natural Resources, CRB North America. Previously serving as Senior Vice President and Client Executive with Marsh’s Specialty practice, Corbett brings experience creating tailored insurance and advisory solutions to global Natural Resources clients.
Lastly, William Hoke has also joined WTW as Senior Director and Producer, Natural Resources, CRB North America, where he will also be based in Houston with the broader team. He joins WTW from USI, where he served as a producer in Natural Resources.
“This investment is aligned with our broader strategy to position WTW as the best risk advisor and broker based on industry specialty and technical expertise. This expanded team demonstrates our long-term commitment to both the Houston market and the wider Natural Resources sector. We are excited to welcome each of them to our team in early August,” said Mike Liss, Head of Corporate Risk & Broking, North America, WTW.
In addition, WTW has also announced that its current North American Natural Resources Leader, Keith Mattheessen, will serve as Senior Strategic Advisor, Global Natural Resources.
He will support Helander through the onboarding and transition with the expanded team and will remain a key member of both the North American and Global Leadership teams.
Graham Knight, Global Head of Natural Resources, WTW, added: “We are delighted to welcome this expanded team to WTW team and excited to make this investment in our North American Natural Resources business. They are well-respected industry professionals whose experience and skillsets complement our existing talent pool across the Energy, Power, Mining and Alternative Energy sectors. Attracting experienced and market-leading talent underpins our growth objectives and enhances our industry insights across the globe.
“Keith’s leadership has been superb over the past few challenging years, and his support of the expanded team will drive momentum and build success.”