Lester B. Knight, an independent director since 1999, has been elected non-executive chairman of the board of Aon Corp.
Knight, 50, succeeds Patrick G. Ryan, Aon’s executive chairman and founder, who previously announced his intention to retire on Aug. 1, 2008.
Knight is a founding and managing partner of RoundTable Healthcare Partners,a healthcare-focused private equity investment firm. Prior to RoundTable, he was the chairman and CEO of Allegiance Corp. In addition, Knight serves as a Trustee of Northwestern University, and as a director of Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and Junior Achievement of Chicago.
Source: Aon Corp.