8 February 2018

ICA Board appoints three directors

The Board of the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) today made three appointments at a Board Meeting held in Sydney.

  • Mr Vivek Bhatia, Chief Executive Officer, Australian & New Zealand Operations, QBE Insurance, has joined as a Director following the promotion of Mr Patrick Regan to Group CEO, QBE Insurance
  • Mr Richard Feledy, Managing Director, Allianz Australia, has joined as a Director following the elevation of Mr Niran Peiris to the board of management of the global Allianz Group
  • Ms Sue Houghton, General Manager of Insurance, BT Financial Group, has joined as a Director

ICA CEO Rob Whelan said the appointees had extensive experience in the general insurance sector and would provide invaluable insights and guidance at a time when the sector was facing several key public inquiries.

“The Board is pleased Sue, Richard and Vivek have agreed to join the Board. It’s rare to have three highly credentialed industry figures join at the same time.

“On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Niran Peiris and Pat Regan for their service and contributions to the Insurance Council, and note they will continue to provide leadership in the industry in their new roles.”

The current Board Members are:

President

Mr Richard Enthoven, Chief Executive Officer, The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd
(appointed a Director in May 2013)

Deputy President

Mr Gary Dransfield, Chief Executive Officer Insurance, Suncorp
(appointed November 2017)

Executive Director and CEO

Mr Rob Whelan, Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Council of Australia
(Chief Executive Officer since March 2010)

Directors

Mr Vivek Bhatia, Chief Executive Officer, Australian & New Zealand Operations, QBE Insurance (appointed February 8, 2018)

Mr Noel Condon, Chief Executive Officer, AIG Australia Limited (appointed May 2011)

Mr Richard Feledy, Managing Director, Allianz Australia (appointed February 8, 2018)

Ms Sue Houghton, General Manager of Insurance, BT Financial Group (appointed
February 8, 2018)

Mr Chris Mackinnon, Lloyd’s General Representative in Australia, Lloyd’s Australia Ltd
(appointed May 2017)

Mr Mark Milliner, Chief Executive Officer Australia, IAG Ltd (Director from November 2009 to November 2015, reappointed May 2016. Prior ICA President)

Mr Rajbir Nanra, Chief Executive Officer, General Insurance, Australia and New Zealand, Zurich Financial Services Australia Ltd (appointed May 2017)

Mr David Russell, Chief Executive, RAA Insurance Limited (appointed May 2015)

Mr Mark Senkevics, Managing Director and Head of Australia & New Zealand,
Swiss Reinsurance Company Limited (appointed May 2012)

Ms Helen Troup, Managing Director, Commonwealth Insurance Limited
(appointed May 2015)

 


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