Picture: John English, newly appointed CEO of Aon Captive & Insurance Management
17 May 2018Analysis

Aon names new captive CEO

Aon Captive & Insurance Management has appointed John English as its new chief executive officer, effective June 1.

English is currently the chief operating officer of Aon Captive & Insurance Management and managing director of Aon Captive & Insurance Management EMEA.

He has over 30 years of experience across insurance, reinsurance and alternative capital markets, and has been with Aon for 10 years.

“John’s diverse geographical experience, extensive knowledge of the captive industry and deep understanding of client needs means he is perfectly positioned to deliver innovative and market-leading solutions to clients," said Rory Moloney, CEO of Aon Global Risk Consulting.

English will continue to be based in London and will report to Moloney, working in close partnership with the global leadership teams across Aon’s Risk business.

Moloney continued: “John’s focus on key initiatives, including the use of data and analytics within our core captive management proposition and the development of our White Rock and Insurance Linked Securities Management business, will help the firm reinforce our leadership in terms of innovation and value creation.”

The appointment of English follows news that Aon is to retire its business unit brands Aon Benfield and Aon Risk Solutions, and create an integrated global operating committee, co-led by respective CEOs Eric Andersen and Michael O'Connor.

The Aon Hewitt business brand had also been retired in 2017, and this new move is 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, the company explained.

"Aon's evolution into a leading global professional services firm has been driven by the tireless efforts of colleagues to work across our portfolio to deliver the best advice and solutions to clients," said Aon chief executive Greg Case. "This announcement recognises those efforts and takes steps to remove structural barriers so that we can innovate new sources of value and realize the full potential of our firm."

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