Parker will be responsible for the new unit set up in the broker’s property, casualty and crisis management division

Aon has appointed Mark Parker as head of mining and metals within its global broking centre in London.

Parker will lead a new unit created in the broker’s London property, casualty and crisis management division.

The broker said that by pooling industry talent into a dedicated team, it will be able to provide clients with a service that better responds to complex risks within the mining and metals industry.

Commenting on his new role, Parker said: “Aon has the largest retail network in the world, with market-leading operations in all the main metals and mining regions, including key emerging economies where I have seen our local teams create huge value for our clients through their dedication and skills. I am excited about leading a new team and we plan to make a positive difference for all our clients and also our insurance market partners.”