Ms Leonora Siccardi has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Aon Benfield UK, reporting to Mr Nick Frankland, UK CEO of Aon Benfield, and Ms Maggie Westdale, CFO of Aon Benfield.
Ms Siccardi will oversee the strategy, leadership, development and execution of policy and practice in all operational areas of the UK business, and will be specifically tasked to build a platform for the firm’s continuous growth and improvement. Furthermore, she will be a member of the UK executive leadership team and will work across Aon Benfield UK and its support functions.
This new role is in addition to her other executive responsibilities, which include being the firm’s EMEA & UK Head of Client Services. Appointed to this position in 2017, she will continue to fulfil this role whilst reporting to Ms Maggie Westdale, Mr Richard Posgate (co-CEO of Aon Benfield EMEA) and Mr Nick Frankland.
Ms Siccardi joined Aon in 2006 and has held a range of positions across the firm. She was appointed UK Head of Client Services in 2016, having joined Aon Benfield from Aon Risk Solutions, where she served as Head of Claims Advocacy since June 2014, with responsibility for the development and delivery of a claims strategy for the Global Broking Centre in London. She graduated in Law from the University of Genoa and has a Master’s degree in Risk Management from the Bocconi Business School in Milan.