Aon plc announced that it has named Vincent Banton as head of Construction and Infrastructure for Asia, effective Aug. 1. He reports to Paul Young, head of Commercial Risk Solutions, Asia and James MacNeal, global industry specialty leader for Construction and Infrastructure (C&I) and will join the global C&I leadership team. Based in Singapore, Banton works closely with local, regional and global teams to develop strategies and provide end-to-end services to clients in the region ensuring seamless transition from project development to commercial operations.

Banton brings 23 years of experience across the insurance and construction industries and has held roles at Munich Reinsurance, Balfour Birse UK, Leighton Contractors Australia (CIMIC) and Broad Construction Australia. He joins Aon from Zurich Insurance, where he worked for the past five years, most recently as national technical manager for Australia and New Zealand. Banton is an experienced leader specialising in Construction and Erection All Risk policies along with Delay in Start-Up for business interruption.

He also has extensive experience in constructing large infrastructure programs and has completed projects involving highways, railways, airports, bridges, deep foundations and large reinforced structures.