Aon plc was founded by Patrick Ryan in 1982, as the result of a merger between the Ryan Insurance Group and the Combined Insurance Company of America. However, it wasn’t until the year 1987 that the company changed its name to Aon, which means “one” in Gaelic.

The professional services firm who provide retirement, health consulting and risk services, are headquartered in London, United Kingdom. The companies 6 core capabilities include: Risk; Talent; Health; Retirement; Capital; Data & Analytics.

Aon has around 500 offices across the globe, in 120 countries and 50 000 staff members. Aon in South Africa currently has over 700 staff members who operate in 8 provinces, within 12 local offices.


Aon South Africa is one of the countries top providers of risk consulting, employee benefit solutions, insurance broking and reinsurance broking, for business, employees and personal insurance.