Ord will succeed Danny Byrnes in the role and assumed responsibilities this week. He has a broad background in the accident and health category and has held senior roles at Zurich Insurance and Chubb.
In a statement, AHI said the appointment “continues our commitment to brokers and customers” and that Ord’s strategic vision “is expected to solidify AHI’s market-leading position in accident and health risk solutions.”
“Steve is a senior executive with a proven track record in driving growth strategies,” said Toby Guy, chief executive officer of Tokio Marine Management (Australasia). “He has strong commercial acumen including development of new revenue streams and business segments and has always worked closely with the market and brokers, aligning with AHI’s continued commitment to award-winning service to our Broker partners and customers.”
AHI has covered more than one million Australians in over 200 countries, while its in-house claims team and strategic partners have paid more than $400 million in claims.