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Zurich Australia CEO Resigns

Zurich Australia CEO Resigns Zurich Australia has confirmed the resignation of CEO Rajbir Nanra, Mr Nanra has 25 years of experience in the Asia-Pacific region insurance and finance sector. He was appointed Zurich’s Chief Executive Officer of General Insurance in January 2016. Chris Waterman, Zurich’s head of commercial insurance for Asia Pacific will assume the role   About Zurich Australia Zurich Australia is the Australian arm of Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) – a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local

New CEO at QBE

New CEO at QBE Insurer QBE has announced the appointment of Vivek Bhatia as Chief Executive Officer, Australian and New Zealand Operations (ANZO), following an extensive global search. Vivek joins QBE from icare, the NSW Government administrator that manages the state’s insurance and care schemes. Vivek played a critical role in the formation of icare in 2014 and was appointed as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. Prior to this he co-led the Asia Pacific Restructuring and Transformation practice at McKinsey &

Steadfast announces acquisition of Whitbread Insurance Group

  Steadfast Group (ASX: SDF) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Whitbread Insurance Group, a leading general insurance broker and strata-focused underwriting agency, for a price of $95 million. Whitbread Insurance Group WIB, established in 1978, is focused on the small-to-medium enterprise general insurance market with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Axis, established in 1999, is a specialist underwriting agency focusing on niche areas of property and liability. The broking operation will join Steadfast Group’s

Zurich Insurance

Zurich named amongst most reputable brands in Australia

Zurich named amongst most reputable brands in Australia The Australian public has ranked Zurich as the 24th most reputable brand nationwide, ahead of many established household names including Woolworths, Australia Post and Harvey Norman. The Zurich brand – In Australia since 1961 The Zurich brand, in Australia since 1961, has for the last 55 years, stood for quality, integrity and doing the right thing by our customers, our people and our communities. Their commitment to these values was recognised when Zurich Australia

QBE Announces New CEO Pat Regan

Australian Insurer QBE has announced the appointment of Pat Regan as Chief Executive Officer, Australian & New Zealand Operations, effective 1 March 2017. Pat Regan joined QBE in June 2014 in the role of Group Chief Financial Officer, and became an executive director in October 2014. Prior to joining QBE, Patrick was the Chief Financial Officer at Aviva plc in London from 2010 to 2014 with responsibility for finance, strategy, investor relations and mergers & acquisitions.   Please note that any

Largest Travel Insurers

Zurich Agrees To Buy Australia’s Largest Travel Insurer

Zurich has agreed to buy Australia’s largest travel insurer Covermore for an estimated $741 million. Who is Cover-More? Started in 1986 in Sydney Covermore has around 40% of the travel insurance market share. In Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Cover-More travel insurance is underwritten by the Munich Re Group. Zurich Australia. In 2015 the insurer provided cover for 2.2 million travellers. “The sale of the company at a significant premium to market is an attractive outcome for shareholders,” Cover-More Chairman Louis Carroll said. Under

Customers Affected By Floods in Victoria and South Australia

Customers Affected By Floods in Victoria and South Australia Large sections of the Great Ocean Road are now open thanks to stabilisation and road clearing works #vicfloods pic.twitter.com/Q8PgxFEXBN — VicEmergency (@vicemergency) September 23, 2016 We're ready to help VIC & SA flood affected customers. Call our 24hr Claims Hotline:13 24 80 #VICFloods #SAFloods pic.twitter.com/Ow8AkM2aIk — CGU Insurance (@CGUInsurance) September 16, 2016 Have you been affected by the recent storms? See our website for more information: https://t.co/n93gCixIZ5

CGU General Insurer of the Year 2016

CGU named the General Insurer of the Year

CGU has been named the General Insurer of the Year CGU has been named the General Insurer of the Year award at the National Insurance Brokers Convention. This is the 2nd year in a row that the insurer has taken out this prestigious award, other finalist’s included Allianz and QBE. The NIBA General Insurer of the Year Award is considered to be Australia’s most prestigious industry award for insurers. This is because it is voted on by brokers all over Australia. They select

QBE Appoints

Mark Milliner reappointed as ICA President

Mark Milliner reappointed as ICA President The Board of the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) have announced the return of Mark Milliner as President from July 1, 2016. Mark Milliner, who is IAG’s Chief Operating Officer, previously held senior roles at Suncorp, most recently as CEO Personal Insurance. He was a Director of the ICA Board from 2009 to 2015 and was President from 2012 to 2014. The appointment follows the retirement of Andy Cornish from the ICA Board. Mr Cornish, formerly Chief

QBE Appoints

QBE Appoints A New Executive General Manager

QBE Appoints A New Executive General Manager   QBE is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Broughton as Executive General Manager for Corporate Partners & Direct, reporting directly to Tim Plant, CEO of QBE’s Australian & New Zealand division. Andrew will commence in January 2017, following relocation from the UK to Sydney with his family. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the insurance sector, in both Australia and the UK with brokers and agencies across both commercial and personal

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