Communications Leader, Risk Capital


Communications Leader, Risk Capital

As part of an industry-leading global communications team, you will help our firm communicate the value of Aon’s Risk Capital capability with internal and external partners and grow awareness and findings of how Aon shapes decisions for the better – to protect and enrich the lives of people around the world.

Aon is in the business of better decisions

At Aon, we shape decisions for the better to protect and enrich the lives of people around the world.

As an organization, we are united through trust as one inclusive, diverse team, passionate about helping our colleagues and clients succeed.

Position Details

Communications Leader, Risk Capital
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

What the day will look like

Communications plays a critical role in shaping perceptions within Aon and outside our firm about how we help clients make better decisions and deliver positive outcomes for colleagues, clients and shareholders. We’re a team that works hard, supports each other and has fun while making an impact, and we’re looking to further build on the senior talent within our team.

Aon’s global Communications Leader for Risk Capital will be responsible for internal and external communications for the firm’s Risk Capital capability with a particular focus on Aon’s Commercial Risk solution line, partnering closely with the communications team which supports the firm’s Reinsurance solution line. In partnership with executive and marketing leaders for Risk Capital and Commercial Risk, the Communications Leader for Risk Capital will be responsible for developing and delivering an internal and external communications strategy to support the firm’s Commercial Risk business priorities and leadership, identifying and promoting stories that create awareness and understanding of Commercial Risk’s content and capabilities, activating a speaker’s bureau of Commercial Risk leaders to connect with internal and external partners and amplifying global landmark moments for Commercial Risk.

The role will report to Aon's Global Head of Communications and Chief Marketing Officer for Risk Capital.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Build and implement an internal and external communications strategy in support of the firm’s Commercial Risk priorities and leadership, including the amplification of global landmark moments for Commercial Risk. 
  • Identify and promote stories that create recognition and understanding of Commercial Risk’s content and capabilities. 
  • Prepare and activate a speaker’s bureau of Commercial Risk leaders to participate in media interviews and speaking opportunities. 
  • Support global Commercial Risk leaders – most prominently the global CEO of Commercial Risk – in communicating across the global Commercial Risk team and with external partners. 
  • Partner with Aon's media relations and thought leadership team to develop and distribute corporate press releases, media advisories and thought leadership content related to Commercial Risk and Risk Capital 
  • Work closely with other executive and marketing & communications leaders for Risk Capital (Commercial Risk and Reinsurance) and Human Capital (Health, Wealth and Talent) to ensure alignment within and across our capabilities and solution lines.

Skills and experience that will lead to success Experience/Credentials:

  • Lead all aspects of content creation and support in the preparation and development of materials for speaking engagements, client pitches, presentations, internal meetings, and digital communications. 
  • A bachelor's degree. 
  • Ability to lead sophisticated, critical internal and external communications initiatives, carefully navigating each situation to balance individual and organizational agendas. 
  • Build and manage relationships with journalists, online influencers, and key internal leaders.


  • Ability and willingness to perform both strategic and tactical elements of the role with a steadfast commitment to quality and detail. 
  • Self-motivated, goal-oriented self-starter with a sense of urgency and strong desire to work entrepreneurially. 
  • Team-oriented with a strong sense of commitment to colleagues and internal clients, projecting a positive demeanor and excelling at encouraging and coaching team members. 
  • Experience and comfort level leading through influence and helping leaders arrive at consensus.
  • Creative problem solver with a desire and ability to seek opportunities for continuous improvement.


  • Exceptional writing and editing skills with working experiences using different styles and “voice” to reflect the nature of the individual, audience and message. 
  • Ability to communicate sophisticated concepts simply and visually. 
  • Equally comfortable telling the story in “words” and “numbers.” 
  • Exceptional organizational skills, including a proven ability to lead multiple priorities and projects. 
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to complete programs with speed, accuracy and efficiency.

How we support our colleagues

In addition to our comprehensive benefits package, we encourage a diverse workforce. Plus, our agile, inclusive environment allows you to manage your wellbeing and work/life balance, ensuring you can be your best self at Aon. Furthermore, all colleagues enjoy two “Global Wellbeing Days” each year, encouraging you to take time to focus on yourself. We offer a variety of working style solutions, but we also recognize that flexibility goes beyond just the place of work... and we are all for it. We call this Smart Working!

Our continuous learning culture inspires and equips you to learn, share and grow, helping you achieve your fullest potential. As a result, at Aon, you are more connected, more relevant, and more valued.

Aon values an innovative, diverse workplace where all colleagues feel empowered to be their authentic selves.

Aon is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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