Aon Launches new Global Construction & Inland Marine practice group
LONDON (23 April 2019) – Aon plc (NYSE:AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, today announces that it has combined its Construction & Engineering and Inland Marine teams into a single, dedicated global unit within its Reinsurance Solutions business.
The new Global Construction & Inland Marine practice group has been formed due to recognized synergies in the separate classes of business, and aligns to the approach of many reinsurance carriers to write these risks together. Combining the talents of the two separate teams significantly enhances growth opportunities and allows the firm to appropriately resource the business and capitalize on best practice. The initiative follows the recent launch of other Aon global practice groups, including Cyber and Life, as part of the firm’s commitment to drive growth and value for clients.
The Global Construction & Inland Marine practice group will be led by Jonathan Conway, who worked for Gen Re for over 20 years, growing the firm’s Construction and Engineering portfolio. Prior to joining Aon in 2019, he worked at Willis in the UK property team from 2014-2018.
Nick Frankland, UK Chief Executive Officer of Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions business, said: “This initiative is about bringing the best of our experts together to deliver enhanced revenue growth and service to clients in the Construction & Engineering and Inland Marine specialist sectors through a single, integrated practice group that supports account executives globally. The move highlights the continuing commitment of Aon to this important sector.”
In line with the firm’s Aon United ethos, the Global Construction & Inland Marine practice group will work in collaboration with construction and engineering colleagues in Commercial Risk Solutions, as well as Facultative colleagues, to share sector-leading knowledge and expertise and maximize growth opportunities.
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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.
Aon announced in May 2018 it will retire the business unit brands of Aon Benfield and Aon Risk Solutions, which follows the retirement of the Aon Hewitt business unit brand in 2017. This move was designed to increase the rate of innovation across the firm and make it easier for colleagues to work together to bring the best of Aon to clients. Aon has five specific global solution lines: Commercial Risk Solutions, Reinsurance Solutions, Retirement Solutions, Health Solutions and Data & Analytic Services.
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