An insurance professional who has played a key part in underwriting start-ups overseas has joined the insurance team of a software company
Patricia Kleinhans, who has 17 years' experience in underwriting agencies and intermediates and retail insurers, has joined Gratex
Australia as business analyst manager.
Kleinhans will lead a team of analysts servicing clients such as GT Insurance, Protecsure
, Southern Cross Benefits Limited and PetSure Australia. Kleinhans will also be involved in consulting on projects for new and potential clients.
Her previous roles include head of insurance for a retail bank, general manager of operations for Hollard Insurance
in South Africa - where she was involved in the start-up of Hollard and PetSure in Australia - claims manager for Real Insurance, underwriting services manager for Lumley, program manager for PetSure Australia and a management consultant at KPMG
Most recently Kleinhans spent six years as a consultant specialising in project management, change management, product development and defining business systems requirements within financial services organisations.
Milan Neklapil, managing director of Gratex
International Australia said: “We are delighted to have Pat on board with Gratex
. Pat brings with her a wealth of experience from the insurance industry and plenty of fresh ideas.”