Risk People as at 24 July


BT Life appoints executives
Mark Bower has been appointed BT Life's national manager of acquisitions and servicing. Bower previously worked for Asteron Life and TAL. Kim Cohen has been appointed head of product. Cohen was previously director of product development at Pacific Life Re.

La Trobe appoints vice president
Martin Barry has been promoted to the role of senior vice president and chief corporate treasurer at La Trobe Financial. Barry was previously vice president and head of institutional mandates. 


NIBA announces NSW/ACT WA top insurance brokers 2017
NIBA has announced the winners of two regional awards in NSW/ACT and WA. James Dunk of Dunk Insurance won the Broker of the Year Award, and Stephan Allen of GSA claimed the Young Professional Broker of the Year Award in NSW/ACT. The winner of the WA regional Broker of the Year Award went to Brett Piggott from Willis Temby Insurance Brokers, and the Young Professional Broker of the Year Award went to Jamie Rigoli from JLT. The four now go on to compete in national awards.


La Trobe executives to step down
Brian Ford is stepping down as La Trobe Financial's chief operating officer after 35 years with the organisation. Chief legal counsel, Rowan Donohue, is to assume Ford's position. Vice president and head of major clients, Daryl Hill, is also stepping down after 41 years with the organisation. Senior manager of client partnerships, Michael Watson, will assume Hill's position.