Aon Benfield, a reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor, has appointed Maggie Westdale as its new global chief operating officer.

Aon Benfield said Westdale, based in Chicago, has already commenced her new role and will retain her position of chief financial officer.

With her additional global chief operating officer responsibilities, she will oversees not only the financial results of the business but also the global operations of Aon Benfield.

Westdale will report to the co-CEOs of Aon Benfield, Mike Bungert and Dominic Christian.

Prior to joining Aon Benfield in 2009, Westdale spent 10 years at CNA in a various senior finance roles, most recently as both senior vice president (SVP) of corporate financial planning and analysis, and as the internal CFO for CNA’s property casualty operations.

Prior to these roles, she served as SVP, senior financial officer for CNA’s technology group and as vice president of corporate finance in the firm’s M&A and industry analysis group.