United Kingdom

Women in Finance Charter

As part of our commitment to Gender Balance at Aon, we are proud to be signatories of the Women in Finance Charter. This charter is a commitment by HM Treasury and signatory firms to work together to build a more balanced and fair financial industry in the UK.

By signing the charter Aon has pledged to promote gender diversity by:

  • having one member of our senior executive team who is responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion;
  • setting internal targets for gender diversity in our senior management;
  • publishing progress annually against these targets in reports on our website;
  • having an intention to ensure the pay of the senior executive team is linked to delivery against these internal targets on gender diversity.

We are currently assessing our new target for women in senior leadership and the table below shows our progress since 2015.

  Actual 2015 Actual 2016 Actual 2017 Actual 2018 Actual 2019 Actual 2020 Actual 2021 Actual 2022
% of women in senior leadership 9% 12% 13% 16% 18% 18% 19% 23%

We are making progress, but it’s slower than we would like and this reflects the lack of women at senior levels across our industry and is also hampered by low levels of attrition in our senior posts, resulting in few senior management roles becoming available during the year.

We are assessing our female talent at the level below senior leadership to ensure we have development plans, mentors, sponsors and inclusion of this talent on succession plans.

Julie Page, CEO, Aon UK Limited is the senior executive responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion. Bonuses for executive leaders of the organisation are linked to improvements in inclusion and diversity metrics and are tied to a global I&D scorecard with various metrics which impact compensation for the executive leadership team.

We have a number of activities in place to drive greater gender diversity across all levels at Aon, including programmes designed to build our talent pipeline of female colleagues at all levels. Find more information here.


"We consistently hold ourselves to high standards, and remain committed to reaching the target of 30% women in senior leadership.
Our priority is to encourage and help women obtain senior positions. In 2021, we continued the process of improvement by promoting more women to leadership roles and have already begun enacting several measures set out in the HM Treasury-led Women in Finance Blueprint. Colleagues and accountability are at the heart of Aon’s global operating model. Our refreshed Inclusive People Leadership Strategy ensures that all colleagues – at every stage of their journey – are equipped and motivated to model our Aon United values and behaviours, sharing best practices and mobilising talent to the business areas that need it most. This has created a culture where Aon colleagues engage one another in a manner that enables all of us to achieve our full professional potential." Julie Page, CEO, Aon UK Limited