Aon Hewitt, the global human resource consulting and outsourcing business of Aon Corporation, has appointed Peter Redhead as new business leader for the North West, based in the Manchester office.

Peter Redhead will join the Aon after spending 16 years with the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT) where latterly he was deputy chairman of its employee benefits division.

He brings experience from having a range of senior roles throughout a number of areas of the business – from pensions software and administration to actuarial and benefits consulting to both companies and trustees.

Redhead said Aon Hewitt is a newly combined organization with immense and far-reaching potential and there is a great opportunity in the North-West of the UK.

"With Aon’s global sponsorship of Manchester United, the city and the North-West have become a focal point for the company, reflecting the area’s vibrancy and re-energised business community," Redhead said.