Willis Towers Watson has named Matt Scott as senior director in its climate and resilience hub.
Scott played an integral role in the Bank of England's climate team under Governor Mark Carney from 2014 and led delivery of the U.K. government's landmark green finance strategy in 2019, according to a company statement.
In this new role, Scott will lead advice on policy, financial regulation and green finance as part of a growing climate business.
Scott brings more than 20 years of experience in the area of climate, finance and sustainable business. At the Bank of England, he created the formative physical, transition and liability framework for climate-related financial risks and led the Bank's climate hub.
Prior to joining the Bank, Scott, with a background in science, and following an MBA at Stanford Business School, became a social entrepreneur, delivering solar lighting to off-grid villages in emerging markets. He also has experience in impact investing and teaches at the University of Oxford.
“We are all delighted that Matt has joined Willis Towers Watson. He brings unique, long standing expertise and practical experience that will further enhance the first-class climate advice and services we provide,” said John Haley, CEO of Willis Towers Watson.