6 February 2023Insurance

Aon eyes growth in the UK with new chief commercial officer

Re/insurance broker  Aon has tapped a long-serving leader of just over a decade to the role of UK chief commercial officer (CCO) as it looks to further develop its growth strategies in the large, complex, mid-market enterprise segment in the UK.

In his new role as CCO, Matthew Alcott will join the UK leadership team of Aon, reporting into Julie Page, as well as the global CCO team, led by Michael Moran.

With a background in risk engineering, including time spent working with global insurers and brokers, Alcott has been with Aon for just over a decade. He initially led sales and marketing for part of the UK Commercial Risk (CR) business, but in more recent years has had roles as regional managing director for the central region within CR, and since late 2021 worked as regional director for the south region across all of Aon’s propositions.

Alcott will be taking over the role from Jane Kielty, current head of commercial risk UK at Aon, and both will work closely together to ensure a smooth transition. In addition to his new CCO responsibilities, Alcott will also serve as Aon’s large and mid-market segment leader – working alongside Michelle Mason in her capacity leading the major complex and enterprise segment in the UK.

Aon’s UK CEO Julie Page said: “Matthew will be a great addition to Aon’s UK executive team. His wide-ranging experience in the firm in delivering risk solutions, leading clients, and developing growth strategies makes him the perfect choice to help us achieve our growth ambitions in the UK and to ensure we deliver the best of Aon to our clients.”

Alcott added: “What a way to start a new year – I will really enjoy getting stuck into the new role. I’m particularly looking forward to continuing to work across all aspects of our business and building on the strong foundations to further grow in the UK and better serve existing and new clients.”

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