Aon hires Bruce to lead climate risk consulting

Aon has appointed William Bruce as global managing director, Climate Risk Consulting in Aon Global Risk Consulting (AGRC).

Bruce joined the firm on 15 August and is reporting into Richard Waterer, Global Risk Consulting leader for Aon Commercial Risk Solutions.

With over 22 years’ experience in consulting, Bruce was most recently global head of Enterprise Risk Consulting at Willis Towers Watson, where he led a team that focused on transition climate risk consulting.

In his new role, he is responsible for leading Aon’s global climate risk consulting team. This will incorporate climate risk identification and modelling, as well as risk management strategy in accordance with key frameworks, such as the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Bruce will also work alongside Aon’s global head of Climate Strategy, Richard Dudley, to ensure that Aon’s risk and analytics work supports the firm’s wider climate agenda of bringing capital to the climate transition, building physical resilience and reducing volatility associated with climate liabilities.

Additionally, in collaboration with Dudley and his team, William will ensure that Aon’s climate risk consulting solutions continue to address international frameworks and guidance.

Richard Waterer said: “Supporting our clients’ climate transition journey and mitigating climate-related risks remains a core priority for Aon. I am delighted to welcome William to the team to bolster our offering and to help clients take an analytical-based approach to the identification, modelling and management of climate risk.”