Aon Consulting, the human capital and management consulting arm of Aon Corp., announced from its Chicago headquarters that Robert Middleton has been appointed chief executive of Aon Consulting in the U.K., taking over from Ron Amy, who will remain chairman of Aon Consulting U.K., and assume greater responsibilities in providing global leadership.
The bulletin also announced that Baljit (Bal) Dail has been named global chief administrative officer, a newly-created position within the organization. Both Amy and Dail will continue to report to Andrew Appel, chief executive officer of Aon Consulting.
“Achieving Aon Consulting’s goals relies on our ability to deliver on a number of key priorities worldwide,” Appel noted. “Robert, Ron and Bal are charged with developing strategies to enhance client service, attract and retain unmatched talent, pursue operational excellence, and build innovation and thought leadership on a global basis.”
Middleton is currently managing director of Aon Consulting in the U.K., which specializes in pensions, benefits and HR consulting. “He has been with Aon for 10 years, and in his current role since 2003,” said the announcement, and “led the U.K. consulting business through a period of significant change, resulting in increased profitability and sales.”
He takes over from Amy, who has been with Aon since 1996. “In addition to continuing in his current role as chairman of Aon Consulting U.K., Amy will build a team designed to provide global benefit services to multinational organizations,” said the bulletin. “He also remains a leader in Aon Consulting’s efforts to partner with global large corporations, and continues to serve as chairman and chief executive of Aon Asset Management Ltd., and as a member of the Aon U.K. Board of Directors.”
Dail moves from his current role as executive vice president of global strategy, a position he held since joining the organization from McKinsey & Company in 2005. He will “continue to lead the Aon Consulting global strategy team, while also heading the newly established global program management office, which is focused on driving execution of the overall strategy,” the bulletin noted. “In addition, Dail will be responsible for Aon Consulting’s global technology, marketing, talent management and communication functions.”
“These three gentlemen have each made an exceptional impact on our organization,” Appel stated. “I look forward to continuing to work with them, as they take on their new roles in helping us achieve even greater success globally.”