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Executive Profiles

James Baum
Chief Executive Officer, Aon Risk Solutions Australia

James is the Chief Executive Officer at Aon Risk Solutions, Australia. James has been in insurance for over 20 years, working with major international broking firms in Australia and London. His previous role at Aon was Managing Director, Commercial and Chairman Aon Broking, Pacific.

Bill Hooper
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Aon Pacific

Bill holds the dual role of the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Aon Pacific. Bill represents the Pacific region on the Global Executive Leadership Team.


Helene Madell
Managing Director and Chief Broking Officer, Pacific

Helene is the Managing Director and Chief Broking Officer, Pacific at Aon Risk Solutions, Australia.  Prior to joining Aon, Helene held the position of the General Manager, Broking Services at Willis Towers Watson Australia, following an extensive career with Willis Ltd in the UK.

Jennifer Richards
Managing Director, Specialties

Jennifer is the Managing Director for Specialties, including People Risk, Financial Specialties and Aon Global Risk Consulting. Prior to joining Aon, Jennifer held a variety of senior management roles at AIG, including over 15 years’ experience in private equity, M&A and insurance. Jennifer practiced corporate/M&A and securities law at Sidley Austin LLP in New York City.

Bruce Gordon
Managing Director, Global & Corporate

Bruce is the Managing Director for Global & Corporate at Aon. Bruce has experience with underwriting in the UK and Belgium market, and an earlier career as the Risk and Insurance Manager for major Australian and multinational corporations, in the chemicals and life science sectors.

Kevan Johnston
Managing Director, Commercial

Kevan is the Managing Director, Commercial. Kevan has worked in the insurance broking industry for over 24 years and with clients in the corporate sector for the past 17. Prior to moving to Australia, Kevan worked in the UK broking market.

Scott Willmot
Chief Growth Officer

Scott is the Chief Growth Officer for Aon in Australia. Prior to this role, Scott was Chairman of the Aon United Management Board and a Director of Aon Risk Solutions.

Steven Gaffney
Chief Executive Officer, Pacific
Retirement Solutions

Steven is the Chief Executive Officer for Retirement Solutions in the Pacific. Steven sits on Aon’s Global Executive Leadership Team representing Retirement & Investment and Talent, Reward & Performance for the Pacific region.

Robert De Souza
President , Aon Benfield Asia Pacific
Chief Executive Officer, Aon Benfield Australia & New Zealand

Robert is President, Aon Benfield Asia Pacific, and the Chief Executive Officer for Aon Benfield Australia & New Zealand. Robert joined Aon following the merger of Aon Re and Benfield Australia.

John Carroll
Managing Director, Aon Benfield

John is the Managing Director for Aon Benfield.


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