Aon has appointed Emma Carpenter as global super yacht leader, effective early March.

Carpenter joins Aon in London from rival Willis Towers Watson, where she was associate director for its super yachts business. She joined WTW in 2007 as a super yacht insurance broker.

Prior to WTW, she was a super yacht insurance broker for Ed (formerly Cooper Gay) for two and a half years.

Between 2002 and 2005, Carpenter was an underwriting assistant for British Marine.

In her new role, Carpenter will drive the development of Aon’s super yacht insurance broking business globally, the broker said in a statement today.

Lee Meyrick, chief executive of Global Marine at Aon, added: “Our yacht business forms a key part of Aon’s marine offering, and, we see significant potential for growth in this area.

“Emma brings a strong 17-year track record of delivering for clients in the yacht market and is highly regarded in the industry. Her experience, specialist expertise and impressive network of contacts will be integral in offer our clients best-in-class advice and service.”