Join in-person and virtually at Aon Insights Series 2022: London and gain a deeper understanding of how to make better decisions for your organisation.
Venue: Royal Lancaster, London
Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY
Details on event topics can be found within the agenda below.
Chief Financial Officer,
|9:00am - 10:45am
|Registration and Client Suite Opens
|10:45am - 11:30am
|Opening and Welcome - Clarity and Confidence to Make Better Business Decisions
Jason Disborough, Chief Executive Officer, Multinational Clients (International), Aon
Eduardo Dávila, Chief Executive Officer – EMEA, Aon
Greg Case, Chief Executive Officer, Aon
|11:30am - 12:00pm
|Global Economic Update
Now more than ever, senior executives are required to make enterprise-wide business decisions at speed, facing complex and highly interconnected challenges. From the pandemic and geopolitical instability to inflation and supply chain disruption, it seems volatility is becoming the norm. Professor Trevor Williams will look to shed some light on our global economic future and speak on the areas he sees as future drivers of volatility and uncertainty.
Professor Williams is the former Chief Economist at Lloyds Bank, a position he held for over ten years. He lectures at several leading universities in the UK, including the University of Derby, St Mary’s University, London, and Cardiff University. He regularly writes for financial publications such as Moneyfacts and appears on radio and television to discuss economic issues. He is also co-founder of FX guard.
Professor Trevor Williams, Visiting Professor, University of Derby, Co-founder FX Guard and former Chief Economist of Lloyds Bank
|12:00pm - 12:45pm
|Ukraine: A Conflict that Changed the World – Where Are We Now?
The invasion of Ukraine has triggered devastating human costs – but also a global economic, societal and environmental crisis that is still unfolding. The crisis adds a layer of complexity to an already unpredictable risk landscape, coming at a time when businesses are continuing to respond to the lingering effects of COVID-19 and the rapidly materialising impacts of climate change.
Unfortunately, it is clear this conflict is far from over, with several possible outcomes each opening up a range of material impacts. The consequences are likely to remain with us for some time.
This session is intended to help organisations understand the potential impacts and take steps to build resilience against the fallout of the conflict. It will also explore the role of the insurance industry in response to the conflict and other areas of volatility.
Lambros Lambrou, Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Risk Solutions, Aon
Dawn Miller, Commercial Director, Lloyd’s
Vlad Bobko, Chief Executive Officer - Central Eastern Europe and Middle East, Aon
Rory Moloney, Global Head of Strategic Client Advisory, Enterprise Clients, Aon
Moderated by Jason Disborough, Chief Executive Officer, Multinational Clients (International), Aon
|12:45pm - 2:00pm
|2:00pm - 2:05pm
Jason Disborough, Chief Executive Officer, Multinational Clients (International), Aon
|2:05pm - 2:50pm
|CFO Forum - Factors Influencing the Big Decisions
The CFO Forum will focus on the perspectives of 4 senior finance professionals that spend a significant amount of their time trying to extract relevant insights from an abundance of complex information to make better decisions with clarity and confidence.
The forum is designed to give you insights into the mindset and thought process of successful CFOs. It will touch on key topics such as: talent, cyber and technological risk, how to best utilise data and analytics, and why driving a positive culture has now become critical to future success.
Christa Davies, Chief Financial Officer, Aon
Sean Pelling, Finance Director, John Swire & Sons Limited
Barry Nightingale, Chief Financial Officer, Dare
Richard Pike, Chief Financial Officer, Biffa
Moderated by Lori Goltermann, Chief Client Officer, Aon
|2:50pm - 3:35pm
|International Case Study – Sacyr - Resiliency through Risk Management
In this session Cristina Martínez, Sacyr’s Global Chief Risk Officer, will be interviewed by Cathy Course, EMEA Growth Leader Enterprise Clients, on how Risk Management played a critical role in Sacyr’s resiliency. Sacyr is an infrastructure developer based in Spain and present in more than 20 countries. Prestigious magazine Public Works Financing (PWF) ranks Sacyr as the fourth group of transport infrastructure P3 projects in the world.
Cristina will explain the model and culture transformation that she has led in Sacyr which helped the company navigate through the storm of the 2010 economic crisis that hit so hard the Construction Industry in Spain. This transformation, with risk management as a pillar, led Sacyr to become a profitable and sustainable company. We will learn about Sacyr’s unique risk governance at Construction project level, and the importance of working with Boards and Executives to bridge the knowledge gap around risk management and the future of risk management.
Cristina Martínez García, Group Chief Risk Officer, Sacyr
In conversation with Cathy Course, EMEA Growth Leader Enterprise Clients, Aon
|3:35pm - 4:00pm
|4:00pm - 4:50pm
|What Does Wellbeing Mean Now?
How do you, as a leader, challenge organisational, team and individual assumptions about performance and wellbeing? This session will explore how new generation digital solutions, including Aon’s Human Sustainability Index, are helping employers improve how they measure and manage people risk, and create cultures of resilience and thriving.
Rachel Fellowes, Chief Wellbeing Officer, Aon
Giles Patterson, Human Capital Sector Lead – Retail & eCommerce, Aon
|4:50pm - 5:30pm
|Making Better ESG Decisions
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues are increasingly important to shareholders, investors, insurers and employees, encouraging organisations to develop and maintain a holistic ESG strategy to remain competitive. The panel will discuss the complex risks and opportunities ESG issues pose, including increased scrutiny on the value chain, responsible investment strategies, insurance impacts and how these decisions are critical to business resilience.
Sonia Shah, Head of UK ESG – Advisory Leader, Aon
Nicola Hodson, VP Global Sales & Marketing Transformation, Microsoft, NED Beazley Group plc, NED and Remco Chair Drax Group plc
Gabriele Frea, Head of Insurance and Risk Financing at Enel Group and Chairman of Supervisory Board at Enel Insurance N.V.
Anita McBain, Managing Director, Head of ESG Research, EMEA, Citi
Moderated by Michael Pedel, Head of Enterprise Clients and Industry Verticals – EMEA, Aon
|5:30pm - 5:45pm
Jillian Slyfield, Chief Innovation Officer, Aon
|7:00pm – 10:00pm
|Aon Gala Dinner, Natural History Museum
(Buses leaving Royal Lancaster at 7pm, arriving at the Natural History Museum for 7:30pm)
One of the highlights of the Aon Insights Series has always been our Gala Networking Dinner and this year may top them all, with our beautiful dinner setting at The Natural History Museum. All Aon Insights Series in-person delegates are invited to join us for this 3-course meal and what promises to be a really special occasion.
|9:30am – 9:40am
Michelle Mason, Head of Enterprise Clients – UK, Aon
|9:40am – 10:25am
|Global Insurance Market Update
It has been a prolonged period of challenging (re)insurance conditions over the last five years globally. While some areas are seeing a shift to a more stable footing post-pandemic, many others are still dealing with a highly volatile environment. This session will provide insight into the trends and macro-economic factors driving the market today and look to forecast what the landscape may look like in 2023 and beyond.
Joe Peiser, Head of Commercial Risk Solutions – North America, Aon
James Baum, Head of Wholesale and Specialty Broking, Aon
Moderated by Tracie Thompson, ESG and Climate Leader, Commercial Risk Solutions, Aon
|10:25am – 11:10am
|Addressing Climate Change and Supporting Net-Zero Strategies
Organizations face a struggle between aspiration and realities when it comes to formulating and initiating a climate change plan. There’s the aspiration to lead the ESG agenda with an innovative net-zero strategy while tackling the realities of dealing with disclosure.
This session will examine the pain points organizations face on their journey to net-zero and how rethinking risk financing can help companies fulfil their climate commitments.
Ciara Jackson, EMEA Food, Agribusiness & Beverage Industry Vertical Leader, Aon
William Bruce, Global Head, Climate Risk Consulting, Aon
Moderated by Bridget Gainer, Global Head, Public Affairs & Policy, Aon
|11:10am – 11:30am
|11:30am – 12:30pm
|A Volatile World – The Evolving Influence of Geopolitics
Tensions between superpowers are simmering, disenfranchised voters are ripping up political rulebooks and technology is transforming the way we think and who we trust. There are a myriad of factors playing into the boiling pots that are politics and geopolitics, but what does the future hold?
Joining Julie Page, CEO UK at Aon, in conversation will be General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, former Head of the British Army.
General Carleton-Smith will speak about his experience transforming the British Army to focus on emerging threats from globalization and technology. He will give his views on the political and geopolitical landscape and forecast what may be on the horizon.
General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith, former Chief of the General Staff, Head of the British Army
In conversation with Julie Page, Chief Executive Officer - UK, Aon
|12:30pm - 12:40pm
Julie Page, Chief Executive Officer - UK, Aon
|Lunch and Close