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Schofield Appointed Head of Strategy for Aon Re Global Fac
Global role key in delivering consistent offering across 42 locations




LONDON, 23 January 2008 – Aon Re Global Fac, a division of the world’s largest reinsurance broker and integrated capital solutions provider, Aon Re Global, has appointed Oliver Schofield as head of global strategy. Oliver has also been appointed to the Aon Re Global Fac Executive Committee.






Oliver first joined Aon in 1996 and has developed a broad range of expertise, including general risk management, captive reinsurance, alternative risk transfer and the strategic management of risk & insurance knowledge across Aon. Most recently he held various strategy roles in Aon Global.






Prior to taking up his role in Aon Global, Oliver led Aon’s Property Global Practice Group, where he was responsible for the global coordination and dissemination of Aon’s property knowledge, ensuring that the very best property skills and talents that Aon can offer globally were made available to Aon clients wherever they be located in the world. In this capacity, Oliver pioneered Aon’s global property benchmarking process, producing benchmark reports for more than 1,500 Aon clients and prospects covering more than 50 different industry sectors.






Elliot Richardson, CEO of Aon Re Global Fac, commented: “Receiving a consistent offering across our 42 offices is of significant importance to our clients. It is vital that someone coordinates this on a global scale so we offer best service. Oliver's expertise and market reputation are perfectly suited to this role and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.






“As head of global strategy, he will be using that knowledge to help us position and leverage our strengths and resources with the markets to ensure we are able to offer our clients a service that befits a global market leader.”






Oliver is a regular conference speaker and the author of a number of articles and publications on Asian, European and American business, global markets, captives and ART.









Photograph of Oliver Schofield: http://www.aon.com/uk/en/about/media-centre-08/images/oliver-schofield-high-res.jpg






For more information contact:



Reuben Aitchison



+44 (0)20 7086 7201









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Aon Re Global, the world’s leading and most preferred reinsurance intermediary, provides clients with integrated capital solutions and services through a world-class network of experts in more than 35 countries. Clients are better able to differentiate and meet their business objectives with Aon Re Global's best-in-class treaty and facultative reinsurance placement services, capital markets expertise, and relevant analytics and technical expertise, including catastrophe management, actuarial, and rating agency counsel. Aon Re Global was named best reinsurance broker in 2007 and 2006 by readers of Business Insurance, in 2007 by readers of US Insurer and in 2006 by readers of Reinsurance.






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