Transitions: December 2015

Keep up to date with some of the final industry movements of the year.


IAG has announced the appointment of Peter Bonney to the newly-created role of Disruptive Technology and Architecture within the IAG Labs division.

Bonney transitions from his previous role as Director of technology at Deloitte Digital, where he helped grow the company’s information management and digital capabilities.

IAG Group Chief Information Officer Claire Rawlins says Bonney’s position will be key in preparing for external changes.

“Peter is recognised globally as a skilled and forward thinking digital leader. He brings a wealth of knowledge to IAG, with significant experience executing large scale digital transformation strategies,” Rawlins says.

“Digital technology is enabling us to adapt to our customers’ changing needs faster than ever before.

“Peter’s role will be pivotal in introducing new digital architecture and leveraging emerging technologies to ensure we keep ahead of the external environment.”

Bonney says that he is looking forward to working with IAG Labs to hlp service IAG clients and stakeholders.

“It’s incredibly exciting to join IAG at a time where digital innovation is at the top of the business agenda. IAG Labs has proven to be a successful incubator for game-changing insurance products and there is tremendous potential to continue to disrupt the market,” Bonney says.

“I’m looking forward to leading a passionate team of innovators to identify new opportunities for leveraging digital technology to better serve IAG customers, shareholders and employees.”



QBE has announced the appointment of Bettina Pidcock to the new role of Executive General Manager Marketing.

Pidcock has a wealth of marketing experience from working for an array of companies, including ANZ, TAL, BT Financial Group, St George Bank, Westpac and MLC.

QBE CEO of Australian and New Zealand Operations Tim Plant says that the role has been created to strengthen the company’s customer service.

“The creation of this role comes at a time when we are strengthening our efforts to understand our customers’ preferences to ensure we can provide them with the most relevant options to meet their needs,” Plant says.

“Bettina’s experience will play a vital role in helping us increase our capability to deliver great experiences for our people, customers and the community.”


XL Catlin

XL Catlin has announced the appointment of Shelley Devane as Head of Crisis Management Australia.

This position will see Devane lead a team delivering crisis management solutions including product recall, kidnap, ransom and extortion, war, terrorism and political violence.

XL Catlin Asia Pacific Crisis Management Underwriting Manager David Guest says: “We have strengthened our team with additional expertise in line with the increasing demand for Crisis Management solutions.”

“Our clients, who continue to operate in an increasingly volatile, global and connected world, are ever more aware of their exposures and the diversity of the risks they face,” Guest adds.