Aon picks up Fac chief from Benfield
Aon Re Global revealed today (26 September) that it has recruited Elliot Richardson, currently head of facultative reinsurance at rival Benfield Group, to head its global fac reinsurance team.
The 34-year-old will join the London-based team Aon has been actively recruiting for some time, said the broker. After serving his notice period at Benfield, Richardson will report to Aon Re Global chairman and CEO Michael O’Halleran.
O’Halleran said: “We have already made considerable progress in cedant facultative reinsurance. This appointment demonstrates our commitment to investing further in our capability to serve our clients in this important area of business, which has high growth potential. We are delighted to welcome someone of Elliot’s calibre to the Aon team and this announcement reinforces the fact that Aon is increasingly the employer of choice for the industry’s top professionals.”