ACE Group has appointed Gabija Simmonds to the role of general counsel for Australia and New Zealand, effective today.
Simmonds, who has a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from University of Technology Sydney, has more than 20 years of legal experience, including over a decade working in private practice at leading law firms in Australia.
Over the past seven years she has held a number of senior roles within Westpac, including most recently as Head of Legal – Insurance.
Country president for ACE in Australia and New Zealand, John French
, said he was pleased to have such an accomplished legal professional join the team.
“Gabija’s broad understanding of the insurance industry and her experience managing an in-house legal function are essential qualities for success in this role,” he said.
“We look forward to Gabija’s contribution to the business.”