Risk People - 23 February 2016

New Appointments

BT Appoints New GM of Insurance
BT Financial Group (BTFG) has appointed Sue Houghton to the role of general manager of insurance, taking over from David Lees. Houghton moves across from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. where she was chief financial and operating officer. 

Suncorp Announces Leadership Restructure

  1. John Nesbitt - chief executive of banking and wealth
  2. Anthony Day - chief executive of group insurance
  3. Mark Reinke - chief executive of customer experience
  4. Gary Dransfield - chief executive of customer platforms
  5. Amanda Revis - chief people's experience officer
  6. Matt Pancino - chief information officer
  7. Anna Lenahan - chief risk and legal officer
  8. Clayton Herbert - chief transformation officer
  9. Steve Johnston remains the chief financial officer, with added responsibilities
  10. Paul Smeaton - chief executive of the New Zealand business

New Life Risk Competitor Enters for Professionals
South African life insurance company PPS Mutual has entered the Australian professionals' market using a partnership with NobleOak Life and Professional Provident Society SA (PPS (SA)), and a global reinsurer. Thirteen professions will be targeted including medicine, law, and engineering. The company will be owned by its members, who share in the profits of the insurance they purchase. Hires include:

  1. Brian Pillemer - director of distribution
  2. Matthew Pilcher - director of proposition
  3. Zalman Ratzemore - chief financial officer
  4. Marcello Bertasso - head of underwriting and claims
  5. Mike Jackson - non-executive chairman
  6. Michael Pillemer - chief executive officer