James Baum / Head of Commercial Risk, AON

James has recently taken on the role as the CEO of Commercial Risk Solutions for the UK Region, having previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Australia.

As the leader of the Commercial Risk Team for the UK, James is responsible for driving the firm’s Commercial Risk strategies and growth agenda, while delivering innovative solutions that address the unmet needs of clients across the Globe. James is also a part of the Global Commercial Risk and UK Leadership Teams at the firm.

James has held a number of roles within Aon across the broad spectrum of Aon’s client base, most recently having responsibility for the strategy of Aon in Australia, where he led a highly experienced colleague group to deliver risk advice and insurance solutions to businesses and individuals of all sizes and needs.

Joining Aon in 2005, James has held several senior leadership roles across the firm including Chief Broking Officer, Pacific, where he developed and implemented Aon’s Go to Market Strategy, Industry Practice Group, Claims and MGA strategies.

With close to three decades experience in the industry working with major international broking firms in Australia and London, James’s comprehensive understanding of the insurance market, from both a client and broker perspective, allows him to provide specialist professional advice about the planning, analysis and design of general insurance products and insurance programs.