Aon boosts Sports offer with former Olympian
Sydney, 10 April, 2018 – Aon has strengthened its sports insurance arm with the appointment of former Olympic rower Nick Green OAM as the new Head of Sports.
Working with the broader leisure, sports and tourism group, Green will be reporting to Kevan Johnston, Chief Commercial Officer, and will help to drive Aon’s expanding client portfolio across Australia.
“Nick’s background and unique skills will enhance and grow Aon’s offering for sporting organisations across Australia. He will be tasked with bringing the best of Aon’s capabilities to both our existing and potential sporting partners, delivering a comprehensive risk, retirement and health offer for the industry,” said James Baum, incoming Chief Executive Officer at Aon Risk Solutions.
Baum added, “We are embracing emerging client needs across a broad range of commercial sectors. Within the sports sector, there is an increase in demand for innovative, tailor-made solutions in managing risk and people exposures. We work with sporting clubs, associations and venues across the country to safeguard against a wide range of risks from traditional public liability and property risks through to newer risks such as cyber and mental health. Enabled by proprietary data and analytics, we work with clients to identify their needs, reduce volatility and improve performance.”
Sport and the Olympic Games have been part of Nick’s life for more than 30 years. He has attended eight Olympics as an athlete, broadcaster or team manager, firstly at Barcelona in 1992 when he joined forces with three other experienced rowers to form the Oarsome Foursome. Nick’s leadership skills were later recognised by his appointment as Australia’s Chef de Mission at the 2012 London Olympics. Most recently, Nick led the successful turnaround of Cycling Australia as its CEO.
“I’m looking forward to joining such an aspirational team of sporting and business leaders, and to draw on my experience and knowledge from years in the sports sector. This is an opportunity to enhance Aon’s sporting capacity more than ever before, and in one of the most competitive sports markets in the world,” said Nick Green.
Green joins Aon having most recently been the Chief Executive Officer at Cycling Australia. Prior to this he was the Group Manager of Acquisitions at the globally recognised, Victorian Major Events Company (now Visit Victoria), the state’s organisation responsible for winning, retaining and developing major sporting and cultural events in Victoria.
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