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IAG appoints top Australia, NZ executives

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IAG has appointed top executives for its Australian intermediated and direct businesses after last year announcing it was splitting the local division and introducing a new structure.

Jarrod Hill, who has been Chubb’s Australia and New Zealand President, will join IAG in September as Group Executive Intermediated Insurance Australia. Chubb announced yesterday that he was leaving the company.

“Jarrod is a seasoned commercial insurance executive with a strong background in technical underwriting and brings with him more than 30 years’ experience,” IAG CEO Nick Hawkins said today.

“We have an opportunity to build a strong intermediated business and I look forward to welcoming Jarrod to the team to drive that work.”

Julie Batch will take over immediately as Group Executive Direct Insurance Australia after acting as leader of the intermediated business since November, while also leading Strategy and Innovation. Ms Batch was previously Chief Customer Officer.

IAG says Amanda Whiting has been appointed CEO New Zealand, after acting in the Direct Insurance role since November, and will take over from Craig Olsen in August.

Ms Whiting will have accountability for intermediated insurance in Australia until Mr Hill joins, while Mr Olsen will continue to report to Mr Hawkins after August, working on corporate priorities as Group Executive Strategic Projects.

IAG also says Neil Morgan has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately and will retain his accountability for technology and digital.