Senior staff join from Marsh and Willis

Aon has made six new appointments to its London-based aviation team.

Earlier this year Aon's aviation team was rocked when a number senior members of staff joined JLT.

It has now hired John Westoby, senior broker from Marsh where he was vice president of the aviation and aerospace practice for 14 years; Simon Blanden, client manager from Willis where he was an executive director and worked for 16 years; Adam Hemingway, broker/client manager from Marsh where he worked for over five years; Christopher Percy and Martyn Chattey, graduate trainees who will be supporting the team. In addition, Meghan Walker will join as a senior broker from Lockton in 2010.

Simon Knechtli, Aon Global UK aviation and aerospace practice leader, said: "We have hired driven, enthusiastic people with great energy and commitment. We continue to secure the best programme terms for our clients using our established talent, which is now further enhanced by the new appointments.

"This reinforces Aon's commitment to remain the leading broker both today and into the future as we nurture the next generation of aviation focused colleagues."