Recruitment boosts Aon's push to develop UK and Americas market

Aon has appointed Hamish Roberts as global practice leader for its power business.

Roberts will lead the global power strategy with an immediate focus on building Aon’s strength and capabilities in this industry sector for the UK and Americas regions.

"We are delighted to add a successful executive with Hamish’s proven track record in the natural resources arena to our leadership team," said Steve McGill, chief executive of Aon Global and Aon Risk Services Americas.

"This builds on an area of strength within our organization and will allow us to deliver even greater distinctive value to our power clients around the world."

Roberts, who has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, was responsible for the successful growth of JLT’s global power business over the last three years. Prior to joining JLT, he was managing director at Marsh UK, where he led their power practice group.

“Hamish has extensive experience leading successful teams and serving clients in this sector,” said Rob Woods, CEO of Aon Natural Resources & Construction. “I have often admired his talents as a competitor and have seen his skills in client leadership and his ability to build, recruit and develop unmatched talent. Now I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to strengthen our power expertise.”

McGill added, “Attracting Hamish to our established, talented team reinforces the significant commitment Aon is making in developing creative and innovative solutions for the power industry in keeping with our focus on delivering distinctive client value.”

Roberts will be based in London and will join Aon once he has fulfilled his contractual obligations to JLT.