New chief executive for Aon’s commercial insurance division
Aon has appointed Robert Brown as chief executive of its corporate division. Aon Corporate includes the company’s commercial insurance (targeting mid-large UK businesses), professional services group and Aon trade credit operations.
Brown joined Aon in 2001 and was most recently head of risk transfer for Aon Global UK, responsible for programme design and placement for large UK corporate and multinational clients.
Peter Harmer, chief executive of Aon, commented: “Robert has a deep knowledge of the marketplace Aon Corporate operates in, gained from 24 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.
“It is a very tough marketplace in the mid-large UK corporate sector. Robertâ€™s track record for building and leading high-performing teams and his reputation for integrity and courage make him the ideal choice to lead Aon Corporate.
Peter Harmer, chief executive of Aon
“It is a very tough marketplace in the mid-large UK corporate sector. Robert’s track record for building and leading high-performing teams and his reputation for integrity and courage make him the ideal choice to lead Aon Corporate.”
Brown replaces John Thornton, who has left Aon to pursue other opportunities. Peter Harmer commented: “We are very grateful to John for the hard work and commitment he has always displayed as one of our senior leaders. He has developed and established strategic initiatives that will help us grow in 2008 and beyond and we wish him well for the future.”