AIA Australia has appointed Ben Walsh within the newly-created function of chief life insurance coverage officer, efficient 1 June, 2020, answerable for the path of the life insurance coverage arm of the enterprise which incorporates CommInsure Life.
Walsh was presently Mercer’s managing director and chief govt of Australia and New Zealand.
He would be part of the manager staff and report back to Damien Mu, chief govt and managing director of AIA Australia and New Zealand.
“We have now a novel buyer worth proposition of life, well being and wellbeing and every of these pillars is key to our shared worth mannequin,” Mu stated.
“In heading up the life pillar of the enterprise, Ben pays a key function in serving to us realise our imaginative and prescient of creating Australia and New Zealand the healthiest and best-protected nations on this planet.”
Walsh had additionally beforehand been chief nation officer of Mercer’s dad or mum firm, Marsh & McLennan, and director of 5 Mercer boards throughout Australia and New Zealand.
He had been a long-time admirer of AIA, courting again previous to its itemizing on the Hong Kong Inventory Alternate, and had visited the corporate’s operations in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Australia.
“As the biggest international life insurer on this planet, AIA is extraordinarily properly positioned to ship its imaginative and prescient and on this new function,” Walsh stated.
“I stay up for serving to the enterprise and staff, together with purchasers and companions, make Australia one of many healthiest and greatest protected nations on this planet.”