Aon confirms COO departure

Decision comes ahead of leadership shuffle

Aon confirms COO departure

Insurance News

By Terry Gangcuangco

Aon Plc has revealed John Bruno’s decision to step down from the chief operating officer post with immediate effect.

In a Form 8-K filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the brokerage highlighted that Bruno notified the company of his departure prior to Aon’s announcement of its future 25-member management line-up.

According to the filing, Bruno made the notification two days before it was revealed that James Platt is going to assume the COO position when Aon’s union with Willis Towers Watson is finalised. Now Platt is taking over certain responsibilities while Bruno stays for a still-to-be-determined transition period.       

Both Bruno and Platt came onboard Aon in September 2014. The latter joined as chief executive of Aon Inpoint and data & analytics head of Aon Risk Solutions; Bruno, executive vice president of Enterprise Innovation and chief information officer.

Platt, who served as COO of Aon Risk Solutions from January 2017 to June 2019, went on to become the group’s global solution lines chief operating officer before becoming business COO last September.

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