Life insurance coverage specialist AIA Australia has appointed a senior trade govt to a newly created function.
Ben Walsh, at present managing director and CEO of Australia and New Zealand, will turn out to be chief life insurance coverage officer of AIA Australia on June 01, and can drive the path of the life insurance coverage arm of the enterprise, which incorporates CommInsure Life.
Walsh can be a part of the chief staff, reporting to Damien Mu, chief govt and managing director of AIA Australia and New Zealand.
The skilled trade govt beforehand labored at Mercer and its sister firm Marsh for greater than 25 years, most lately as managing director and CEO of Australia and New Zealand the place he was accountable for delivering the agency’s enterprise segments of well being, wealth, and profession. He was additionally chief nation officer of Mercer’s father or mother, Marsh & McLennan Corporations (MMC), and director of 5 Mercer boards throughout Australia and New Zealand, together with the trustee of the $25 billion in funds underneath administration Mercer Grasp Belief.
“We’re thrilled to have secured such a high-calibre chief in Ben, who joins the AIA household with many years of expertise and a shared ardour for function and making a distinction in peoples’ lives,” Mu mentioned. “We’ve got a novel buyer worth proposition of life, well being, and wellbeing and every of these pillars is prime to our shared worth mannequin. In heading up the life pillar of the enterprise, Ben can pay a key function in serving to us realise our imaginative and prescient of creating Australia and New Zealand the healthiest and greatest protected nations on this planet. Because the enterprise continues to develop, Ben’s management and experience will enable us to ship higher worth in life insurance coverage, additional strengthening our management by figuring out and investing in progressive methods to fulfill evolving buyer wants and expectations.”