Aon plc announced that the firm's Chief Operating Officer James Platt will move into the new role of Chief Digital Officer overseeing Digital Client Solutions and Mindy Simon will join the firm as Chief Operating Officer leading Aon Business Services. As Chief Digital Officer, Platt will be responsible for further accelerating the digital delivery of the firm's Aon United capabilities to small business and consumer segments. Platt initially joined Aon to lead data & analytics across the firm's commercial risk business having previously built the big data consulting practice at Boston Consulting Group and consulted with leading organizations on the role digital strategy plays in growth.
Platt is based in London and will report to Aon President Eric Andersen in his new role. Simon will join the firm on October 10 from Conagra Brands, where Simon most recently served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and oversaw global business services, information technology and cyber security. Prior to her CIO position, Simon held a variety of roles in finance and information technology with Conagra Brands since joining the company in 2000, including serving as Vice President of Global Business Services and Vice President of Information Technology.
Simon is based in Omaha, Nebraska, and will join the Aon Executive Committee, reporting to Christa Davies.