Aon strengthens key leadership roles with new appointments

Sydney, 16 April, 2018 – Aon has strengthened both the leadership of its SME/Mid-Market solutions and its sales, marketing and growth capabilities with two key senior internal appointments.

Aon has announced the appointment of Kevan Johnston as managing director, Commercial and has expanded Scott Willmot’s role as Chief Growth Officer to incorporate the responsibilities of the Chief Commercial Officer.

James Baum, incoming Chief Executive Officer at Aon Risk Solutions, said, “The two appointments are designed to build on the gains we’ve made in both our Commercial (SME/Mid-Market) business and across our sales and industry group capabilities and will help drive our continuing and strategic growth agenda.

“Since joining Aon in early 2017 in the role of Chief Commercial Officer Kevan has driven Aon’s strong focus on sales capabilities and execution, creating a culture of strong teamwork and collaboration amongst sales colleagues across the business.”

“Kevan is a client person and he understands the client landscape very well. He is team-focused leader who will continue the growth strategy we have built for the Commercial business,” added Baum.

During the 12 months spent in his role as Aon United Chief Growth Officer, Scott Willmot has driven a firm-wide focus on industry groups and joint sales efforts. He also brought together Aon’s two marketing teams and managed its growing sports partnership program. In his expanded role, Scott will align Sales, Marketing and Bid Management teams and continue to chair the Aon United Board.

“Scott is the right person to evolve and expand this critical growth role and to absorb the responsibilities of Chief Commercial Officer,” Baum added.

Both Scott and Kevan will officially step into their roles from the close of second quarter of this year.

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Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.

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