Replacement for Peter Harmer announced

Aon has appointed Rob Brown as its chief executive of its UK business, replacing Peter Harmer, who quit last month.

Brown will retain his role as chief executive of Aon Corporate & Affinity, the firm’s primary UK retail business units. He will also be joining the global Aon Risk Services executive xommittee to represent its UK retail business.

He joined Aon in 2001 and prior to taking over Aon Corporate in January last year, was head of risk transfer for Aon Global UK, responsible for programme design and placement for large UK corporate and multinational clients.

Aon, Paul Manduca, said: “Rob has a deep knowledge of the marketplace Aon operates in, gained from 25 years in the industry. He is a highly regarded practitioner, passionate about his clients and with a reputation for working closely with them to protect and grow their wealth.

“Rob’s track record for building and leading high-performing teams and his reputation for integrity and courage make him the ideal choice for this role.”

The appointment is subject to board and FSA approval.