Appel to Head Aon Re Global; Other Appointments

Aon Corp. has appointed Andrew Appel, previously CEO of Aon Consulting, to take over from Ted T. Devine, who was recently appointed president of Aon Risk Services (See previous article), as the CEO of Aon Re Global. He will also serve as chairman of Aon Consulting.

President and CEO Greg Case explained that Appel “is joining Aon Re Global to partner with Executive Chairman Mike O’Halleran, the architect, founder and market face of our reinsurance business.” Indulging in a bit of corporate breast beating, Case described Aon’s reinsurance team as “the best in the world,” and indicated that Appel’s appointment would further strengthen Aon Re Global.”

Aon also announced the promotion of Kathryn Hayley, CEO of Aon Consulting U.S., and Baljit “Bal” Dail, global chief information officer of Aon Corporation and global chief administration officer of Aon Consulting, to the position of chief executive officer and co-head of Aon Consulting, responsible for leading the global organization.

Aon said, “Hayley and Dail will chair Aon Consulting’s executive global operating committee, the nine-member global leadership group. Dail will continue to serve in his role as global chief information officer of Aon Corporation.”

Case added that Appel and his team have “done a phenomenal job of shaping Aon Consulting into the human capital consulting industry’s leader in innovation and client service.” He expressed confidence that “Kathryn, Bal and team will build on the distinctive record of success at Aon Consulting.”

Source: Aon –