Company transitions: March 2014

March has been a busy month with numerous transitions for companies in the insurance industry.


ACE Group

Former Property and Marine Underwriter Fiona Mannion has been promoted to Marine Senior Underwriter, moving from Perth to Sydney for the role. She will commence her new role on 1 April, reporting to NSW State Manager Mitch Van Rejk.


Ansvar Australia

The specialist insurer has appointed Warren Hutcheon as its new CEO, after health issues prompted the retirement late last year of previous CEO Andrew Moon.

Hutcheon is the currently the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) CEO and will take up the new position in early May. Ansvar Chairman Nicholas Barnett says he is delighted to have someone of Hutcheon’s calibre in the role.

“He is an exceptionally talented and experienced CEO as evidenced by his ability in delivering a successful and high profile cultural and performance turn around for VMIA over the last two years,” Barnett says.

“Ansvar has been on a similar transformation journey and we’re now at a level where someone of Warren’s considerable leadership calibre can take Ansvar to the next level.”



Woolworths executive Peter Horton has been named as QBE Group General Counsel and Company Executive, replacing Duncan Ramsay.

Group CEO John Neal says: “Peter’s understanding of the regulatory environment

and his proven leadership ability in a multinational company will be a great addition to QBE.”


Westcourt General

The authorised representative network has appointed former Allianz figure Temujin Scott as its State Manager for Victoria and Tasmania, commencing 31 March.

As well as managing the ARs, Scott will be responsible for developing business relationships to to create future growth.