Transitions: March 2015

Keep up to date with some of the major transitions within the insurance industry this month.

Trident Marine

Trident Marine have announced the appointment of Brad Gedge as Development Manager.

Gedge has extensive experience working with major insurers, and was shareholder of an insurance broking business.

Gedge will be responsible for promoting Trident’s marine products within the marine industry and to insurance brokers on a national scale.


Strata Unit Underwriters

IAG Commercial Insurance have announced the appointment of Ryan Houston as National Manager of Strata Unit Underwriters (SUU).

SUU is IAG Commercial Insurance’s wholly owned specialist strata underwriting agency.

Houston’s position follows the appointment of Brad Robson, former National Manager and founder of SUU, to the role of National Manager Agency Operations within IAG’s Commercial Insurance division.

Houston was SUU State Manager for Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, and has held many senior positions across claims, underwriting, operations and sales.



Zurich Financial Services Australia have announced the retirement of Chairman Terry Paradine.

Paul Bedbrook has been appointed incoming Chairman of its key entities, including general insurance, life and investment.

Bedbrook offers over 30 years experience in the financial services sector, including senior leadership positions with ING.

Daniel Fogarty, Zurich Country Head and CEO of the General Insurance business, welcomes Bedbrook to the role: “It is an exciting time for Paul to be taking over the role of Chairman and I am looking forward to working with him in this position.”