Aon publicizes new chief innovation officer

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Aon announced the appointment of Jillian Slyfield as Chief Innovation Officer effective December 1st. Slyfield will be based in San Francisco and report to Aon CEO Greg Case. She will join the Executive Committee of the company responsible for executing the Aon United Blueprint.

“In a world that is more volatile, interdependent, and faster than ever, the risks our customers face are becoming more frequent and severe, and the need for better decisions has never been greater,” said Case. “Innovation is a core component of our Aon United Blueprint and how we deliver the best from Aon to our customers. Jillian is a seasoned Aon leader who has the skills and expertise to work across regions and lines of solutions to accelerate innovation and better serve unmet customer needs. ”

In her new role, Slyfield will build on Aon’s “Innovation at Scale” strategy to meet unmet customer needs in terms of volatility, better access to capital, building resilient employees and developing new solutions for customers currently on the Market does not exist.

“Innovation is at the core of Aon, and I couldn’t think of a more exciting opportunity than providing our customers with cutting-edge solutions so they can thrive and grow now and in the future,” said Slyfield. “I look forward to working with the Aon Executive Committee and colleagues at Aon to create new sources of value that will help our clients manage risks as they arise.”

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Slyfield joined Aon in 2015, most recently as a practice leader for the company’s digital economy. Prior to joining Aon, she worked as a consultant for medium and global companies while working for an international brokerage firm and a number of national multi-risk insurance companies. She is a member of Aon’s Global Inclusive Leadership Council and advises several emerging technology companies.

Slyfield succeeds Tony Goland, who will retire at the end of the year. Goland was Chief Human Resources Officer before becoming Aon’s first Chief Innovation Officer.