The Risk Solutions practice of global professional services firm Aon has decided to restructure its organisation in the UK. By revamping its current structure the firm expects to be able to better service its local clients and further boost its footprint in the UK.
Aon is a global provider of risk management, human capital insurance and reinsurance brokerage services. The firm is headquartered in London and has 65,000 employees in 500 offices in more than 120 countries. Of these 65,000 employees, 6,000 currently work in the UK, spread across 23 offices.
New game plan
Following the departure of Craig Preston, former Director of Aon UK’s Central region, the advisory firm decided to restructure its Risk Solutions business from the existing five regional divisions into four*. “Preston’s departure promoted us to look and think about what we do,” says Steve Redgwell, Aon UK National Managing Director, to platform Insurance Time. “Rather than just saying: ‘Let’s put somebody else into that box’, it gave us the ability to sit down with the leadership team and talk about where we are going, what opportunities lay ahead of us and what’s the best structure to take us forward.”
In addition to restructuring the UK organisation, the firm has also announced plans to boost its presence across the UK. “We are looking to increase our footprint across the country. The changes to our national business across the UK enable us to provide our clients with greater local capability and expertise in a well-defined network of offices across the UK,” concludes Redgwell.
* The four new regions: Scotland and North East region, North West region, Midlands and East Anglia region, the Central region, the South East region and the South West region.