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IAG names Nick Hawkins as CEO

21 September 2020

IAG has named Nick Hawkins as CEO following a recruitment process started after Peter Harmer said in April that he would retire by the end of the year...

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QBE Group CEO departs after female employee complaint

1 September 2020

QBE Insurance Group CEO Pat Regan is leaving the company following an external investigation concerning workplace communications that revealed poor judgment, the company said today...

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Vivek Bhatia to leave QBE

7 August 2020

QBE CEO Australia Pacific Vivek Bhatia will leave this month, the insurer announced this morning…

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Vero takes out Gold Mansfield Award

23 July 2020

Vero has won this year’s Gold Mansfield Award for excellence in claims handling, taking out the honour in a tight contest…

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Finalists announced for Mansfield Awards

21 July 2020

Finalists for the Mansfield Awards for excellence in claims have been named today ahead of an awards presentation on Thursday...

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Dransfield to depart Suncorp in corporate shake-up

1 July 2020

Suncorp CEO Insurance Gary Dransfield will leave the company this month as part of a major corporate shake-up that involves a new operating model and structure...

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Insurance Council names new CEO

19 May 2020

The Insurance Council of Australia has appointed Commonwealth Bank’s Andrew Hall as its next CEO, replacing Rob Whelan in September...

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Peter Harmer to retire as IAG MD

8 April 2020

IAG MD and CEO Peter Harmer will retire at the end of this year after going through "a period of illness" last year, the insurer announced today...

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AUB drops MGA Whittles acquisition

30 March 2020

AUB Group says it will not go ahead with the planned $140 million acquisition of Adelaide-based MGA Whittles Group that was announced last month, after assessing the impact of the coronavirus outbreak...

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IAG announces COVID-19 customer support package

27 March 2020

IAG has unveiled a series of measures to support travel and small business customers hit by the coronavirus outbreak – and other insurers are expected to follow suit…

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Steadfast Convention falls victim to coronavirus

11 March 2020

The annual Steadfast Convention, due to take place in Perth from March 22, has been cancelled due to “ongoing concerns” about COVID-19…

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Aon to merge with Willis Towers Watson

10 March 2020

Aon has announced it will acquire Willis Towers Watson to create an $US80 billion broking giant...

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AUB takes full ownership of MGA Whittles

17 February 2020

AUB Group will take full ownership of Adelaide-based MGA Whittles in a $140 million deal...

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Ben Bessell to leave IAG

21 January 2020

Group Executive Ben Bessell will leave IAG at the end of March, the insurer announced today...

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Underinsurance fears flagged as bushfire losses hit $1.34 billion

14 January 2020

Insurance industry sources have warned that significant numbers of bushfire-affected homeowners could be underinsured, and that the issue could develop into a political storm...

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Zurich ends agreement with Blue Zebra

13 January 2020

Blue Zebra is exploring opportunities with South African owned insurer Youi, after Zurich announced it will cease providing security for the underwriting agency...

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Gallagher brings in Katherine Simmonds as Head of Corporate

13 January 2020

Gallagher Australia has appointed Katherine Simmonds, most recently with Willis Towers Watson, as Head of Corporate...

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Bushfire losses set to pass $1 billion

10 January 2020

Insured losses from the ongoing bushfire catastrophe which has devastated areas of NSW, Victoria, Queensland and SA have reached $939 million, and are still rising...

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Bushfire crisis: insurers meet Treasurer as losses hit $700 million

7 January 2020

A general insurance industry delegation met Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg today to discuss the response to the ongoing bushfire catastrophe...

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Townsend leaves AIG

7 January 2020

AIG’s International General Insurance CEO Chris Townsend has left the company to pursue other opportunities...

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