Global professional services firm invests in the Humber

Global professional services firm Aon plc has established a new Humber region in the UK and appointed Chris Harvey as its regional head.

Aon has created the new Humber region by combining the expertise from its Hull and Kirmington offices, to better help clients manage existing risks and emerging challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit. Aon has created new corporate and advisory teams. Both offices will continue to operate in their respective areas.

Harvey, who has 27 years of industry experience from Norwich Union (now Aviva) and Henderson Insurance Broking Group, has been promoted from head of office for Hull to head of region for Humber.

He joined Henderson Insurance Broking Group in 1995 and was based at Kirmington before moving to the Hull office in 2003, and has a wealth of local market knowledge and experience.

In his new role, Harvey will lead the 30-strong team of insurance and risk management specialists as they support clients with general risk and insurance, risk management and consultancy and employee health and benefits.

Harvey said: “The main challenge for many businesses in the Humber region will be to get their revenues back up to pre-COVID-19 levels, as well as manage costs. At the same time, the insurance market has hardened, insurance premiums have gone up and capacity has reduced on certain risks.”

He continued: “Combining the expertise from both offices and drawing on the team’s vast local knowledge, backed by Aon’s global reach and expertise, means we are well placed to advise clients. I am looking forward to a new challenge and working with colleagues to continue to help our clients make better decisions.”