AOA announces partnership with Willis Towers Watson

The aviation team at Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company has entered a corporate partnership with the Airport Operators Association (AOA), the leading trade body representing UK airports.

The agreement reflects Willis Towers Watson’s commitment to the aviation and airport industry as it navigates and encounters a diverse and evolving range of business risks.

For the AOA, the partnership provides opportunities to extend Willis Towers Watson’s latest solutions and advisory expertise to their membership. As an industry that faces complex and fluid risks while needing to balance this with sustainable and strategic growth, this partnership will not only enhance risk mitigation practices but also enable AOA members to actively participate in the creation of a more resilient industry overall.

The partnership offers Willis Towers Watson participation at AOA policymaking forums, such as this week’s annual AOA flagship Annual Conference in London, and outreach opportunities to AOA members, who include over 50 airports and 150 associate members, made up of suppliers to the aviation industry.

CEO of Global Aerospace, Willis Towers Watson, John Rooley said: “We are delighted to formalise our relationship with the AOA, as the UK’s leading airport representative and look forward to working in tandem on future strategic initiatives.”

Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association Karen Dee said: “We are proud to have Willis Towers Watson as our newest Corporate Partner. Their extensive expertise and global reach will be of great value to the AOA’s members, and strengthen further the collaborative community nature of UK airports and UK aviation more generally.”

The partnership follows the Willis Towers Watson aerospace team’s innovative launch of the Airport Risk Community (ARC), which brings together airport operators to debate the risks facing the industry through an ambitious programme of conferences, working groups and airport exchanges.


Notes to Editors

  1. The Airport Operators Association (AOA) is the trade association that represents UK airports. Its mission is to see UK airports grow sustainably. The AOA represents the views of UK airports to Government, Parliament and regulators to secure policy outcomes that help deliver its mission. It represents more than 50 UK airports in the UK. For more information, please visit
  2. Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries and markets. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimise benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at