Tony Goland is Aon’s Chief Innovation Officer, overseeing the global New Ventures Group (NVG). NVG’s primary focus is to create new sources of value to meaningfully increase Aon’s relevance to clients while accelerating enterprise growth and performance. Prior to his current role, Tony served as Aon plc Global Chief Human Resources Officer for several years. He led Aon’s overall human capital strategy and development efforts, with a focus on increasing leadership capacity and skills, attracting, developing and engaging talent around the world, and strengthening the performance culture to accelerate Aon’s sustainable long-term growth rate.
Tony joined Aon in 2015 after 30 years at McKinsey & Company, where he served clients across six continents on their most important opportunities and challenges. He gained extensive experience in Latin America and Asia, and he was a leader of the firm’s insurance, banking, financial inclusion, and organization practices. Over the course of his McKinsey career, Tony advised a number of CEOs and their senior leadership teams on corporate, business, and growth strategies, organizational and culture change, and new business creation.
Tony has a passion for addressing the market failure of financial inclusion, i.e., the innovation and investment necessary to consistently bring quality and affordable financial services to lower income households and smaller/medium sized businesses at scale, in both the developed world and emerging markets. He created and led McKinsey’s worldwide financial inclusion practice and in that capacity served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Financial Inclusion Steering Committee and ACCION’s Center for Financial Inclusion Advisory Board.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Tony was a Supply Sergeant in the U.S. Army Europe and in 1980 he was awarded the Army Commendation and Good Conduct Medals for meritorious service. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Delaware in 1983, and in 1985 received his MBA with High Distinction as a Baker Scholar from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.