Aon’s leading One Underwriting business announces new appointments
Sydney, 14 March, 2018 – Aon has appointed Adam Cox as the new Director of One Underwriting to lead Aon’s expanding managing general agent business, with former One Underwriting Director, Alison Smith, moving into Aon’s broking area, appointed as the new Regional Director, Southern and Western - Commercial.
The new appointments complement Aon’s established operational expertise and its ambitious and strategic growth agenda. Cox will lead a specialist national team of 30 underwriters, collectively holding over 200 years of experience, to expand and leverage Aon’s global capabilities locally.
James Baum, Managing Director, Commercial and Chairman, Broking Pacific said “Adam is an exceptional leader. With over 27 years of industry experience he has an impressive track record in developing strategic business plans and delivering profitable growth. In hiring Adam, we're committing to developing new, innovative products and evolving our value proposition for our clients and our brokers”.
Cox joins One Underwriting after eight years with Swiss Reinsurance Company Limited where he was most recently responsible for leading ANZ business strategy as Country Manager, Corporate Solutions.
Commenting on his new role, Cox said he was looking forward to leading the growth of Aon’s distribution footprint in Australia through expansion of its third-party broker network.
“One Underwriting provides broking clients with unparalleled access to an enhanced range of unique products and services. Our underwriters are specialists in their niche product areas, enabling brokers to tap into a depth of knowledge on coverage, pricing and technical expertise for their clients. I look forward to promoting this expertise and driving the profitable expansion of our product portfolio”.
Alison Smith, who has led One Underwriting since its launch in January 2016, will now head up Aon’s client engagement for its mid-market and SME clients in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia as Regional Director.
Baum said “Alison is an integral member of Aon’s senior leadership team. Her management of the launch, rebrand and expanding product portfolio of One Underwriting has seen the company expand its underwriting capacity, broaden its product range and leverage Aon’s financial investment in data and analytics. This has enabled us, and our brokers, to stay ahead of the curve. As Regional Director, we are confident Alison will deliver exceptional results for the continued growth and expansion of our commercial offer across the regions.”
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.