Steve is Group President of Aon Plc and Chairman and CEO of the Risk Solutions business segment which is comprised of Aon Risk Solutions, the leading global risk management advisory and insurance brokerage firm and Aon Benfield, the leading reinsurance brokerage firm. He is also a member of Aon Plc’s Group Executive Committee.
Steve’s career began in insurance broking in 1977 at Bland Payne International in 1989, he joined Lloyd Thompson where he developed their international non-marine business, and in 1996 joined the Lloyd Thompson Group board. In 2001, Steve was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLTG) Plc, formed by a merger between Lloyd Thompson and Jardine Insurance Brokers, and in 2002 was appointed Chief Executive Officer of JLTG Plc. He joined Aon in May 2005 as Chief Executive Officer of Aon Global. Steve was additionally appointed Chief Executive Officer of Aon Risk Services Americas in January 2006 and then appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aon Risk Solutions in February 2008. Steve was appointed to his current role as Group President, Aon Plc in May 2012.
Steve holds the Charted Insurance Practitioner designation from the Chartered Insurance Institute and is also a past president of the Insurance Institute of London. Steve is also a trustee of Find A Better Way, a charity focused on improving the lives and communities affected by landmines. He also serves on the International Advisory Board of British American Business. In 2014, Steve was awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his exceptional service to the insurance industry and also for humanitarian services.