Aon’s Greg Case will remain as chief executive officer following the acquisition, spearheading the company’s new ‘one firm’ ethos
Aon and Willis Towers Watson have confirmed its new leadership team structure following the merger of the two businesses, which is expected to conclude in the first half of 2021.
Using a “one firm mindset”, Aon chief executive officer Greg Case will remain to head up the business, supported by Christa Davies as chief financial officer. Julie Page is also still earmarked to stay as chief executive of the broker’s UK business.
Other confirmed appointments include Lambrous Lambrou as chief executive of commercial risk, Lori Goltermann as chief client officer and James Platt as chief operating officer.
Case believes that the combined firms have a “unique opportunity” to “make an even greater difference in the global economy”, in part due to the “one firm” mindset they are adopting.
He said: “Aon and Willis Towers Watson have a unique opportunity to create a combined firm that will make an even greater difference in the global economy and provide unparalleled experiences for our clients and colleagues.
“This talented team draws on the best of both from each organisation and will be critical to delivering on the high aspirations we have for the new Aon.”
“All of the leaders we are announcing today are highly accomplished and true advocates of the one firm mindset that will be at the core of the new Aon.
“We are confident that our combined firm, with this leadership team, will help us address the most pressing areas of client need and provide compelling new opportunities for our colleagues.”
John Haley, chief executive of Willis Towers Watson, added: “As we learned more about each other’s organisations, it became clear that a fundamental driver of our success will be leaders who fully embrace a one firm mindset.
“The willingness to put the needs of clients and the entire organisation ahead of their part of the business and any individual priorities will be the key to unlocking the full potential of the planned combination for the benefit of all our stakeholders.”
Aon and Willis Towers Watson initially announced the all-share acquisition deal in March last year for $29.9bn (£22.5bn). The deal gained shareholder approval in August 2020.