Les Collett has been named regional director of Aon’s Asian structured credit and political team, based in Hong Kong.

He will report to head of structured credit and political risk for Asia, Miles Johnstone, and joins from Willis Towers Watson, also in Hong Kong. He most recently held the role of executive director for financial solutions.

A well-known name in the industry, Collett has worked across the trade finance and lending spectrum. He was previously head of loan syndication and sales at Standard Bank, and has also held positions at Credit Agricole, HSH Nordbank, Bankgesellschaft Berlin and Sanwa Bank over a period of almost 30 years.

He also acted as director and treasurer of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association for eight years. He brings a wealth of experience in Southeast Asian banking to Aon.

Johnstone says: “The addition of Les to Aon’s regional structured credit and political risk group demonstrates the continued commitment to expanding our footprint as we strive to empower our clients to achieve sustainable growth, profit and continuity.”