ICA appoints direct insurance advocates in overhaul

ICA appoints direct insurance advocates in overhaul

ICA appoints direct insurance advocates in overhaul

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has raided the direct-focused sections of Suncorp and IGA for a new president and deputy president.  But is Australia's broking community underrepresented on the ICA board?

The new president and chairman of the ICA board will be Mark Milliner, chief executive, Personal Insurance for the Suncorp Group, who steps up from deputy president.

Andy Cornish, chief executive officer, Direct Insurance, with Insurance Australia Group, has been appointed deputy president.

Milliner oversees brands such as AAMI, GIO and Apia while Cornish runs the likes of NRMA Insurance and RACV. Other board members come from FM Insurance Company, Chartis, Munich Holdings, QBE, Lloyd’s, RAC, Swiss Re and Allianz. The 100% broker distributed Zurich or any broking cluster group remains unrepresented.

Outgoing board president, Rob Scott, managing director of Westfarmers, said: “I have appreciated the support of the ICA Board and Executive, in particular CEO Rob Whelan, during my two-year term. I look forward to continuing to serve on the Board as a Director and Immediate Past President.”

Milliner said: “Rob Scott has served with distinction as president during a time of unprecedented natural disasters and various government inquiries.

“The ICA has made significant progress during his tenure as President in areas such as tax reform, implementing the industry’s 10-point plan to tackle natural disasters and improving engagement and communication with key stakeholders.

“In 2013-14 I expect the ICA Board will continue to build on its achievements and ensure the industry has a sustainable future in Australia,” added Milliner. 


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