Tony Gaffney has joined Aon Hewitt as CEO of the firm’s Canadian division, effective immediately. The company said in a statement that Gaffney will help to drive the company’s strategic vision, spearhead organizational expansion and strengthen Aon Hewitt’s position in the Canadian marketplace.

“The Canadian market holds tremendous potential for growth. Tony’s extensive professional services experience, keen understanding of—and strong relationships in—the Canadian market and passion for leading people makes him well-positioned to drive our strategy in the region,” said Kristi Savacool, global chief executive officer with Aon Hewitt. “Tony shares our commitment to bringing the best of what Aon Hewitt can offer to our clients. I am thrilled to welcome him to our team.”

Prior to joining Aon Hewitt, Gaffney was managing partner in Accenture Inc.’s Toronto office. He has also served as president and CEO of Bell Nexxia and BCE Emergis, and has held international leadership positions at Andersen Consulting (Accenture), SHL Systemhouse Inc. and MCI Corp. He will be based in Aon Hewitt’s Toronto office and will report to Savacool.

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