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Executive Profiles


James Baum
CEO Australia

James is the Chief Executive Officer at Aon 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 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.


Lisa Henderson
Managing Director, Affinity

Lisa joined Aon in January 2019 and leads our Affinity business.  Lisa has a background as a senior executive in banking and finance specialising in marketing, product development and digital transformation in the finance industry, including having served as CMO at Suncorp Group, CMO at Medibank and GM Product, Marketing & Online Banking at ANZ Business Bank. Lisa sat on the executive teams of ANZ Business Bank and Corporate & Commercial Bank.


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.


Steven Gaffney
CEO, Asia Pacific

Retirement and Investment

Steven is the Chief Executive Officer for Aon’s Retirement and Investment business across Asia and the Pacific. He also has responsibility for Aon’s Human Capital Solutions business (i.e. Assessment and Rewards) in the Pacific. He sits on various Aon Boards around the APAC region, and is a member of Aon’s Global Executive Leadership Team.

Steven joined Aon in 2000 and has over 35 years of experience in Superannuation, Investment and Advisory work.


Robert De Souza
President APAC, CEO Australia & NZ
Reinsurance Solutions

Robert has the dual role for Reinsurance Solutions as President, Asia Pacific, and the Chief Executive Officer for Australia & New Zealand. Robert joined Aon following the merger of Aon Re and Benfield Australia.


John Carroll
Head of Broking

Reinsurance Solutions

John has over 28 years’ experience within the reinsurance industry including 16 years with Swiss Re & five years with Guy Carpenter. He has been Head of Broking at Aon since 2011 where he has a focus on the provision of technical services to Aon’s Australian reinsurance clients, encompassing reinsurance advice and analysis, negotiation and placement, and reinsurance market carrier management.

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