Leading global professional services firm, Aon Plc, has appointed Joanna Parsons as strategic growth leader of UK Capital Advisory within the firm’s Reinsurance Solutions.
She will be based in London, and will report to Ben Love, UK strategic growth leader for Reinsurance Solutions.
Within her new role, Parsons will use her experience and expertise to help understand the equity valuation impact of different growth, capital and reinsurance strategies, as well as drive a wider strategic dialogue with clients beyond transactional considerations.
She joins Aon from Claypole Partners, where she was founder and director, advising firms on strategic planning, process improvement and investor relations to help ensure their sustainable business growth.
Parsons also brings with her, a wealth of experience as a corporate broker and equity analyst. She has previously held senior roles at banks, such as RBS, HSBC, and ABN Amro, while also gaining significant and wide experience within the insurance sector, particularly with regard to Lloyd’s of London.
Love, commented: “Our Capital Advisory business model is evolving to enable us to deliver an even greater range of client services to drive growth. Our central focus is to structure our business around our clients and to position ourselves as their trusted, strategic partner, helping them make better decisions.
“In this regard, we believe that Joanna’s expertise and experience will bring new insights and play a major role in helping to drive and develop the process.”
Rupert Moore, UK CEO of Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions, added: “Difficult macro-economic conditions and evolving external risks such as climate change and inflation will cause volatility, affecting both sides of the balance sheet. We continue to build our team to help clients navigate these challenges and are excited to welcome Joanna to the team.”
Meanwhile, Aon’s reinsurance aggregate achieved a return on equity (ROE) of 10.9% in 2021, the company’s best results since 2014.