Jennifer Richards
CEO
AON

Jennifer RichardsAs CEO, Jennifer leads Aon Australia and delivers its world-class capabilities to address the complex needs of clients.

Jennifer has been with Aon for 12 years, serving most recently as the Managing Director of Aon’s Specialist Risk business. This has uniquely positioned Jennifer to focus on clients’ emerging risks such as climate change, cyber, D&O, supply chain, and employee attraction and retention (amongst others), and designing solutions to enable clients to better protect and grow their business.

Prior to Aon, Jennifer held a variety of senior management roles at AIG where she was responsible for their Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Real Estate practices. Before joining the insurance industry, Jennifer practised corporate and securities law at Sidley Austin LLP in New York City.

Jennifer is a member of Aon’s Global Executive Leadership Team and Global Inclusive Leadership Council. Jennifer is also a member of Chief Executive Women and the Champions of Change Coalition.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall, York University and a Master of Laws from University of Cambridge.

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Champions of Change Insurance

Jennifer Richards is a Member of the Champions of Change Insurance Group established in 2019. The Insurance group Members are committed to advancing gender equity, inclusive cultures and achieve significant and sustainable improvements in the representation of women in leadership positions and in non-traditional roles within their organisations.