4 January 2010

Board Membership for 2010

The Board of the Insurance Council of Australia today released details of its board membership for 2010.

Mr Terry Towell, the Managing Director of Allianz Australia Insurance Limited, will continue as Board President of the Insurance Council of Australia, for a further 12 months until 31 December, 2010.

Mr Mike Wilkins, Managing Director of Insurance Australia Group Limited, stepped down from the position of Deputy President of the Council Board, effective 1 January, 2010.  Having served as Deputy President since 1 January 2009, Mr Wilkins will remain as a non-executive Director.

Mr Robert Scott, Managing Director of Wesfarmers General Insurance Limited, assumed the position of Deputy President of the Council’s Board, effective 1 January, 2010. He will serve in this position until 31 December, 2010.

Details of the full membership of the Insurance Council of Australia Board as from 1 January 2010 are:
President, Mr Terry Towell, Managing Director, Allianz Australia Insurance Limited
Deputy President, Mr Robert Scott, Wesfarmers General Insurance Limited
Ms Kerrie Kelly, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Council of Australia Limited
Mr John Peberdy, Chief Executive Officer, Ansvar Insurance Limited
Mr Ian Berg, Vice President, Operations Manager Australia, FM Insurance Company Limited
Mr Chris Crowder, Managing Director, General Reinsurance Australia Limited
Mr Mike Wilkins, Managing Director, Insurance Australia Group Limited  
Mr Heinrich Eder, Managing Director, Munich Holdings of Australasia Pty Limited
Mr Terry Ibbotson, Chief Executive Officer, QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited
Mr Mark Milliner, Chief Executive, Personal Insurance, Suncorp Metway Insurance Limited
Mr Russell Higginbotham, Head of Australia and New Zealand, Swiss Reinsurance Company Limited
Mr David Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited


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