Aon has announced that its UK and EMEA units will be merging to bring their client serving capabilities and operations together under the leadership of Julie Page starting 15 November.

Page has more than 30 years of experience in risk capital and human capital capabilities, working with clients across various segments such as consumer, SME, and global corporate. She has been managing risk director for Aon Risk Solutions UK since 2016.

Before Page was appointed as chief executive officer of the UK and EMEA combined units, Gregory Case oversaw the UK business for more than 15 years, leading the efforts of more than 50,000 colleagues serving in over 120 countries. Case is CEO and member of Aon’s board of directors. He also serves on the executive committee and the governance/nominating committee’s inclusion and diversity sub-committee of the firm’s board of directors.

In her new role, Page will continue to execute Aon’s 3x3 plan – a restructuring plan designed to achieve exceptional financial performance from Aon’s three commitments over the next three years.

Firstly, Aon will work on building a more unified firm with stronger connectivity. Secondly, the firm will take an enterprise client approach, where clients will be transitioned to a single point of contact. Lastly, Aon will focus on integrating an analytics platform that will create leverage, support new product development, and supercharge margins.

Not only is the 3x3 plan expected to expand margins, but also further create shareholder value, the firm stated.

Aon decided to merge its UK and EMEA unit because it would simplify its organisational structure to be more responsive to client need, which is central to the 3x3 plan, it said. Furthermore, the restructuring programme is expected to result in $350m annual cost savings by 2026.

Eric Andersen, president of Aon, said: “Julie is well positioned to partner with leaders in the region to deliver on our 3x3 Plan and further develop leading colleague and client experiences.”

As Page takes new responsibilities for the merger, Edoardo Davila, former CEO of the EMEA team, will be leaving Aon at the end of 2023 to pursue his next career.

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