Aon promotes new chief innovation officer

"Proven leader" will seek to drive innovation

Aon promotes new chief innovation officer

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Aon has announced the appointment of Jillian Slyfield as chief innovation officer, effective Dec. 1. Slyfield will be based in San Francisco and will report to Aon CEO Greg Case. She will join the company’s executive committee, which is responsible for executing its Aon United Blueprint.

“In a world that is more volatile, interdependent and faster-moving than ever before, the risks our clients face are becoming more frequent and severe, and the need for better decisions has never been greater,” Case said. “Innovation is a core component of our Aon United Blueprint and how we bring the best of Aon to our clients. Jillian is a proven Aon leader who has the skills and expertise to work across geographies and solution lines to accelerate innovation to better address unmet client need.”

In her new role, Slyfield will build on Aon’s “Innovation at Scale” strategy to address unmet client needs related to volatility, greater access to capital, building resilient workforces and creating new solutions for clients that don’t currently exist in the market.

“Innovation is core to Aon, and I couldn’t think of a more exciting opportunity than to bring state-of-the-art solutions to our clients so that they can thrive and grow now and into the future,” Slyfield said. “I’m looking forward to working with the Aon executive committee and colleagues across Aon to create new sources of value that will help our clients as they address emerging risks.”

Slyfield joined Aon in 2015 and most recently served as the company’s digital economy practice leader. Prior to joining Aon, she served as an advisor to mid-sized and global organisations while working for an international brokerage firm and a number of national multi-risk insurance companies. She serves on Aon’s Global Inclusive Leadership Council and advises several emerging technology businesses.

Slyfield succeeds Tony Goland, who will retire at the end of the year. Goland served as chief human resources officer before becoming Aon’s first chief innovation officer.

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