Aon reveals new head of legal and technical

Lawyer with 27 years of experience will be based in the company's Global Broking Centre

Aon reveals new head of legal and technical

Insurance News

By Paul Lucas

There is a new head of legal and technical at global broking giant Aon – with the company turning to a law veteran to head up its team.

Edward Smerdon is joining Aon having previously been a partner at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP and a managing partner at Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP in London. He held leadership positions at both firms and is considered a specialist in complex coverage – focusing primarily on financial lines insurance, including directors & officers, as well as professional and employment practice liabilities.

“After 27 years in private legal practice, with a focus on insurance, I am delighted to make the transition to a dynamic and forward-thinking player like Aon,” he said. “I look forward to the challenges of the market.”

Smerdon has worked on a host of complex claim negotiations in the past, leading product development for many industry verticals. He is also a regular on industry panels, addressing key issues facing the sector.

Ed’s appointment reflects our ongoing investment in high-quality professionals whose technical capabilities and insights are enabling us to deliver differentiated capabilities to our global clients,” said Tracy-Lee Kus, head of financial and professional services within Aon’s Global Broking Centre. “We are excited to have him on board.”

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