Aon Names Betts as Global Chief Information Officer

Focus Will Be On Delivering Innovative Technology to Clients

Oct 28, 2010, 10:00 ET from Aon Corporation

CHICAGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human capital consulting and outsourcing, today announced the appointment of Steve Betts, currently the chief information officer for Aon Benfield, as global chief information officer for Aon.



Betts begins his new role immediately and will report to Christa Davies, Aon's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He also will continue in his current role at Aon Benfield until a replacement is named.

"Steve has done a tremendous job as chief information officer for Aon Benfield," said Davies. "With his global team, Steve will provide the leadership necessary to work with each of our business units to deliver the infrastructure and innovative technology necessary to more effectively serve our clients. In this new role he also will improve our ability to collaborate across our businesses and support the overall growth strategy of the firm."

Since joining Aon in 2003, Betts has held a variety of technology leadership positions across multiple divisions and geographies. Most recently, Betts led the Aon Benfield information technology integration and established a global application rationalization program within the business.

Previously, Betts led numerous large-scale change management and technology implementations in the financial services sector and other industries, primarily as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Betts graduated from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom with a BSc in Mathematics and Management Science.

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About Aon

Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human capital consulting and outsourcing. Through its more than 59,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon delivers distinctive client value via innovative and effective risk management and workforce productivity solutions. Aon's industry-leading global resources and technical expertise are delivered locally through more than 500 offices in more than 120 countries. Named the world's best broker by Euromoney magazine's 2008, 2009 and 2010 Insurance Survey, Aon also ranked highest on Business Insurance's listing of the world's insurance brokers based on commercial retail, wholesale, reinsurance and personal lines brokerage revenues in 2008 and 2009. A.M. Best deemed Aon the number one insurance broker based on brokerage revenues in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and Aon was voted best insurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary and best employee benefits consulting firm in 2007, 2008 and 2009 by the readers of Business Insurance. Visit for more information on Aon and to learn about Aon's global partnership and shirt sponsorship with Manchester United

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