Suncorp hires new chief risk officer & more…Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest insurance news round-up…
Suncorp Group has appointed Bridget Messer as its new group chief risk officer (CRO), effective early 2022. Messer has extensive expertise in management, law, regulatory, and compliance, having spent 16 years with IG Group Holdings, an online high-growth trading platform. She also has international experience and listed board experience as an executive director, and previously company secretary, with IG Group.
Leading independent insurance brokers Towergate Insurance Brokers has expanded its Welsh team with two new appointments. Andrew Davies joins Towergate Insurance Brokers as an Account Executive, bringing a wealth of industry experience from his time spent working as a branch manager. Discussing his new role, Andrew said: “Towergate is a thriving, vibrant business whose capabilities provide me with a great opportunity to continue to develop my career within the industry.
The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) has announced the winners of the Donna Walker Awards, created in remembrance of its late board member. In August, the ANZIIF introduced the Donna Walker Awards to celebrate individuals who have contributed significantly to the development of insurance professionalism and promoted diversity and inclusion throughout the insurance industry.
Houston-based Greenhill Insurance Services (Greenhill Insurance), a professional and general liability insurance provider specializing in social services and allied health care, appointed Chris Dunlavy president. With nearly 15 years of insurance industry expertise, Dunlavy will work with the Greenhill Insurance executive suite to oversee all strategic direction and management of the growing company’s team. With a background in health care and professional liability underwriting, Dunlavy will seek to support and expand Greenhill Insurance’s four areas of expertise: proprietary specialty programs, risk management, claims services and financial services.
Last week, Jo Scott, chief marketing & communications officer at Lloyd’s, chaired a discussion with several women insurance leaders, who have been recognised for their contributions to the profession by the Geneva Association. The panel touched on several key topics on the ESG agenda, on leadership and on the experiences of those senior leaders as women working in the industry.