Transitions: who’s on the move

There has been plenty of movement in the Australian insurance industry in recent weeks.

Chubb appoints Environmental Risk Underwriter

Chubb has announced the appointment of Dean Osmond to the role of Environmental Risk Underwriter in Australia.

Osmond will work closely with brokers to help them understand the environmental risks that their clients face and advise them on Environmental Impairment Liability (EIL) Insurance solutions.

Osmond is an Environmental Consultant with over 10 years experience in environmental site and risk assessment, Environmental Health and Safety auditing and environmental planning. He has had extensive consulting experience in the infrastructure, resources, construction, manufacturing and financial sectors.

John French, Chubb Country President for Australia and New Zealand, said: “Having an experienced environmental consultant of Dean’s caliber join the Chubb team is excellent news for Australian brokers and our EIL clients. With increasing awareness of the need for environmental risk solutions and regulatory requirements that continue to evolve, Dean is well equipped to provide expert advice to brokers and their clients”.

icare foundation lead appointed

icare Foundation has announced the appointment of Amanda Keogh as the inaugural General Manager, who will connect and work with like-minded business and community organisations to enhance return to work, quality of life outcomes, and the long term care needs of  injured workers and road users.

Launched last year by NSW Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet, the icare foundation is a social venture investing $100 million over five years to partner with a range of third party organisations, to extend the reach and support provided to injured workers, carers and their families, with a focus on injury prevention and post-injury care.

Ms Keogh brings two decades of private and public sector experience in creating, managing and measuring the value of social strategies and programs both domestically and internationally. She will be tasked with leading the foundation to create, shape and enhance the societal impact for icare’s customers, and deliver a market leading approach to societal investment and partnership.

“Our goal through the foundation is to provide the best care for society’s most vulnerable people who are seriously injured and improving the mental and physical wellbeing of injured workers and motorists, and their families and carers in the NSW community,” Foundation Chair Elizabeth Carr said.

icare Group Executive Innovation Tim Plant said: “Amanda brings vast experience and diversity of thinking to the icare foundation. She has worked in both the private and public sectors primarily driving corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, and in 2010 was recognized by the prestigious Banksia Foundation receiving the award for ‘large organisations leading in sustainability’.

“I look forward to working with Amanda as she leads the foundation’s actions to deliver icare’s vision, and connects with the other businesses that are helping those people of NSW who have been injured at work or on the road.”

Keogh said: “I am excited by the opportunity to develop and lead the icare foundation, which will be an integral part of icare’s mission to enhance the outcomes of people with injuries and their communities from both regional and metropolitan NSW”.