6 May 2021Actuarial & underwriting

Aon expands emerging risks expertise with new advisory board

Aon has formed an EMEA M&A and transaction solutions advisory board to support the growth and development of Aon’s M&A practice across the UK and EMEA.

John Cullen, chief executive officer of Aon’s commercial risk, heath and affinity business in EMEA, serves as chair of the advisory board, which provides counsel to Aon’s clients and internal teams as it seeks to expand its areas of expertise into new areas.

Aon is keen to increase its capabilities in areas like intellectual property, cyber security and digital performance, retirement, benefits, talent and compensation, structured credit, tax and litigation risks and environmental, social and governance risk.

Cullen is joined by a team of senior executives with over 20 years’ experience in M&A, all of them having held senior leadership positions at professional services firms. Appointees include: Andrew Ballheimer, former global managing partner at Allen & Overy; Claudio Feser, senior partner emeritus and senior advisor at McKinsey & Company; and Robin Lawther, an experienced non-executive director currently serving on the boards of Nordea, Ashurst LLP and UK Government Investments, the corporate finance and corporate governance arm of the UK Government under Her Majesty’s Treasury.

Alistair Lester, chief executive officer of M&A and transaction solutions in EMEA, said: “Our clients are facing more challenges—and a more volatile, evolving marketplace—than ever before. While Aon remains committed to continuing to serve clients in the areas in which we have established a market-leading practice, we are also leading the development of new service offerings to meet all our clients’ needs, as evidenced by our successful work in the cyber and IP space.”