David Ledger, who has been with Aon for 21 years, is retiring before Easter Sunday.
Aon UK Ltd has appointed Nathan Shanaghy (pictured) as chief operating officer to succeed Ledger come April 01. Shanaghy, who made the switch from Marsh in 2010, currently serves as COO of Aon Risk Solutions UK (ARS UK) and the London Global Broking Centre (GBC). He previously held the role of director of operations at ARS EMEA.
“I have worked closely with Nathan since joining Aon, and know that he will be a great successor to David,” commented Aon UK Ltd chief executive Julie Page. “I know I speak on behalf of the whole of the UK board in saying that we are very much looking forward to working with Nathan to manage the risk business in the UK.”
Shanaghy will report to Page and join the Aon UK Ltd board at the start of the second quarter.
“I would like to thank David for his dedication, both to Aon and our industry, in a career that has spanned over 40 years,” added Page. “Both the board and I have valued his experience and counsel in a variety of leadership positions within the firm. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”
As part of his retirement, Ledger is also stepping down as chair of the London market’s electronic placing platform. Hiscox chief executive Bronek Masojada is slated to take over as Placing Platform Limited chair.