Aon Re Global, the Chicago-based provider of reinsurance brokerage and integrated capital solutions and services of Aon Corp., has announced the appointment of Paul Markey as managing director, global market relationships, and Robert Johnston to president of Aon Re Bermuda. Both appointments are subject to the pending Bermuda government approval.
“Markey will serve as focal point for the coordination of Aon Re Global’s overall relationships with reinsurers around the world, providing placement support and guidance to Aon Re Global brokers and other specialists,” said the announcement. He will continue in his position as chairman of Aon (Bermuda) Ltd.
“We’re tremendously pleased that Paul Markey has agreed to take on this additional important responsibility within Aon Re Global,” stated Michael O’Halleran, chairman and CEO of Aon Re Global. “Through his strong knowledge of client needs as well as the reinsurance marketplace, he’s well positioned to understand the capabilities of each reinsurer, locating and developing market capacity, and providing valuable market insight. Working with the Aon Re Global network, Paul will further our core value of delivering the best solutions available for our clients, wherever the client or market may be situated.”
“I’m very excited about this additional opportunity to work with ARG professionals around the world in anticipating and responding to the needs of their clients,” Markey responded. “As Bermuda is one of only a few truly global insurance and reinsurance marketplaces, I’ve had the good fortune to work with Aon Re Global’s experts in many countries and am pleased to expand my role with this team.”
Commenting on Johnston’s appointment Markey noted: “Robert will lead Aon Re’s expanding team and capabilities into the Bermuda marketplace’s vibrant and exciting future. During his six year tenure, Robert has developed a close rapport with local Aon clients and markets and with colleagues throughout Aon Re’s global network. I congratulate him on this new position and look forward to helping him with the future endeavors of our team in Bermuda.”
Johnston commented: “I feel very privileged to be given the opportunity to continue the development and growth of Aon Re’s operation in Bermuda. I look forward to working with the talented team of reinsurance professionals we have here on the island to further expand our relationships with both our clients and markets.”