Career moves in the insurance industry

This week’s round-up of the latest career moves in the insurance industry include the following:

Dual appoints new claims manager and underwriting changes

DUAL Australia has announced the appointment of Mathew Korff as National Claims Manager effective 18 July 2016. Mathew takes over the role from Bernadette Casey who left the business earlier this month.

Having been with DUAL for four years, Mathew’s underwriting experience and knowledge of the business, and Dual brokers, will prove valuable in managing this critical area of DUAL. As part of the changes, the business is also looking to expand its claims team by recruiting two new claims officers. Craig Wincote has accepted the role of Northern Regional Manager, which will now be responsible for servicing NSW, ACT, QLD and NT. Hamish McDonald – Nye, Southern Regional Manager will now be responsible for VIC and TAS. Michael Ussher, Western Regional Manager will continue to manage WA & SA along with the National Business Unit.

Leo Abbruzzo, General Manager commented: “We’re really excited to be promoting within the business again, these changes in our Claims and Underwriting teams will ensure we continue to provide outstanding service to our brokers and clients.”

XL Catlin appoints Nicole Yates as Head of Accident & Health for Australia

XL Catlin’s insurance operations announced the appointment of Nicole Yates as Head of Accident & Health (A&H) for Australia.

The appointment follows XL Catlin’s announcement in May that it is expanding its existing A&H business and had appointed Patrick Corbett to the position of Global Chief Underwriting Officer, Retail Accident & Health, Insurance. Ms. Yates has 14 years of experience in the insurance industry and has been underwriting A&H for the past decade. She joins XL Catlin from Zurich Australia, where she was the National Underwriter for A&H.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Corbett said: “We are delighted to welcome Nicole to the team. She brings with her extensive experience in A&H underwriting and has the talent and expertise to ensure we are building solutions that give brokers and clients a new and differentiated product and a service standard that not only delivers, but exceeds expectations.”

Robin Johnson, Country Manager for Australia, also commented: “What we are looking to do here is offer large companies and corporates across Australia an A&H solution that has been designed for today’s world and safeguards their people, whether at home or when travelling abroad. Nicole’s appointment underscores our commitment to supporting our clients in Australia, in fact, across our product ranges we are investing in talent so we can step up to the opportunities we see in the market.”