Aon grows Credit Solutions offering with new hires

Sydney, 25 September, 2019 – Aon (NYSE:AON), the leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, has expanded its credit solutions team with the addition of three new client managers to meet the significant growth of the business in Australia.

In Sydney, Ivelina Paneva joins from Aon’s Credit Solutions team in London and Barbara Cestaro, joins from GSA Insurance.

Further expanding Aon’s national footprint, which already includes Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Cairns, Aon has also recruited Dafydd Owen in the joint role of client manager and credit analyst, based in the Brisbane office. Mr Owen will be responsible for managing Aon’s Queensland-based book and acting as an inhouse credit analyst leveraging his 16 years of banking and underwriting experience to advocate for clients in relation to key limit applications. 

Trade credit insurance is an important tool to help businesses mitigate their credit risk exposure and protect their balance sheet.  The increasingly turbulent economic landscape in recent years has resulted in a growing interest in the product.

Jennifer Richards, Managing Director, Specialties said: “Clients are increasingly looking for more than just off-the-shelf solutions from transactional brokers. Aon’s success in the credit insurance sector has come from an unrivalled ability to leverage the entire suite of credit solutions including single risk and top-up policies, excess of loss cover, structured credit, residual value insurance, anticipatory credit and supplier default cover. We are committed to investing in the best talent in the industry to provide our clients with the best advice and most innovative service for clients, new and existing.” 

Commenting on the expansion, Dan Chapman, Head of Surety & Credit Solutions said, “With a dedicated team of more than 350 specialists across the globe and 11 specialists operating in Australia, Aon’s Credit Solutions team has an unrivalled depth of ability to provide support across a full range of clients from SMEs to global businesses. With our recent new investments, we look forward to further strengthening our capabilities across the sector.”

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