UK - Aon Consulting has appointed Ian McKinlay as head of the investment consulting practice, with immediate effect.
McKinlay has been acting practice head since the beginning of 2004. His new position was announced following an extensive selection exercise, which considered a number of external candidates, Aon said.
His role as practice head will focus on technical excellence, innovation and professional issues to ensure that the practice members have the skills and knowledge necessary to provide the best investment consulting services to clients.
Commenting on his new role in Aon Consulting, McKinlay said: I am delighted to be appointed as head of the investment consulting practice. In my capacity of Acting Practice Head over the past five months, I have had the opportunity to familiarise myself with the day-to-day running of the practice and I am now looking to take this experience one step further - to drive the development of the investment consulting practice.
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Under his new role Mr McKinlay will report to Aon Consulting's managing director, Robert Middleton.
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