Aon picks CFO successor

Aon picks CFO successor | Insurance Business America

Key hire joining in July

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Terry Gangcuangco

Aon has picked Edmund Reese (pictured) to succeed Christa Davies as chief financial officer.

Reese’s appointment as executive vice president and CFO will take effect on July 29. He will, however, come on board at the beginning of July before taking over the finance function and capital allocation strategy at Aon. Davies, meanwhile, will oversee the certification of second-quarter results prior to transitioning into a senior advisory role until her planned retirement.

Lifting the lid on the succession, Aon chief executitve Greg Case noted: “Edmund is an accomplished executive with deep financial, M&A (mergers and acquisitions), and investor experience and a proven track record of driving strong results.

“As our next CFO, Edmund will further enhance our focus on top- and bottom-line growth, disciplined capital allocation, and portfolio management to deliver positive outcomes for our clients, colleagues, and shareholders. We look forward to welcoming Edmund to Aon at such an exciting time for our firm.”

Reese brings more than two and a half decades of leadership experience from large public companies in the financial services, payments, and technology sectors to Aon. Since 2020, he has served as finance chief of Broadridge Financial Solutions.

Before joining Broadridge, Reese was with American Express where his last role was senior vice president and CFO of its largest business unit. Prior to American Express, Reese was the chief financial officer of the US advisory group at Merrill Lynch and CFO of the corporate client group and stock plan services at Citigroup Smith Barney.

Lester Knight, chair of Aon’s board of directors, commented: “Following the successful completion of our succession planning process, including a comprehensive internal and external search, we are excited for Edmund to join Aon. He will bring considerable financial experience that spans corporate strategy, M&A, and investor relations to further advance our long-term track record of strong financial performance.”

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