In our ongoing efforts to build resilient workforces, including our own, today Aon announced it has named Rachel Fellowes as Chief Wellbeing Officer, a newly created role to address all aspects of the importance of wellbeing for both Aon colleagues and clients. In this new role, Fellowes will develop strategies to address the increased prioritization of wellbeing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, enhancing working environments that support wellbeing and building more resilient workforces globally.
Fellowes will work closely with Aon’s Health Solutions and Human Capital Solutions to empower clients to build wellbeing programs that address employee needs and promote human sustainability, especially amid changing workforce trends. She will also focus internally on Aon’s own strategy for wellbeing, having a direct impact on both clients and Aon’s own 50,000 colleagues.
Based in London, Fellowes joins Aon after nearly 20 years of experience working as a management consultant. She founded Yoke, a consultancy that specializes in organizational performance and wellbeing, and served as its managing director since 2015, delivering solutions to global clients to build resilient and sustainable workplace cultures. Most recently, Fellowes developed the Human Sustainability Index (HSI), a performance tracker of corporate wellbeing. Now as part of Aon, the Human Sustainability Index will enhance Aon’s wellbeing offerings to further meet colleague and client needs.
In 2021, Aon became a member of One Mind at Work, a community dedicated to improving workplace mental health, and Aon Chief Operating Officer James Platt was named as chair of the organization’s Global Guiding Council. To hear more about the importance of mental health and wellbeing at Aon, listen to episode 15 of the On Aon podcast, “On Aon’s Focus on Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health,” and episode 26, “On Aon’s Approach to Wellbeing With Anthony Scattone and Kelli Clark.”