Aon Corp. announced that Andrew Appel, the firm's COO, will be leaving the company at the end of the year. At the present time there are no plans to fill the position upon Appel's departure.

"Andrew has had a great impact in multiple roles across the firm over the past five years, including Aon Consulting and Aon Benfield as chief executive officer, and more recently as chief operating officer of Aon," said Greg Case, Aon's president and CEO. "As Chairman and CEO of Aon Consulting, Andrew led a business that more than doubled in profitability, with substantially improved growth. As CEO of Aon Benfield, he led the integration of Aon Re Global and Benfield. More recently, as our chief operating officer, he co-led our internal team whose work allowed us to pursue our partnership with Aon Hewitt. Andrew also played a significant role in developing our Aon United growth strategy. He is leaving the firm to pursue additional challenges and we wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career."

"I am thankful for the opportunity to have worked with Greg and his team and to have been a part of all we have accomplished together over the past five years," Appel said. "I leave Aon at a time when it is now the market leader in each of its three businesses. I will watch with confidence as the firm continues its successes while I pursue new challenges in my career."


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