MLC Life Insurance has reinforced its innovation and transformation capability with new recruits.
MLC appointed Nish Chandran as chief information officer, Darren Klein as general manager of data and analytics, and Fleur Edgerton as general manager of sourcing and partnerships. All three will report to Sarv Girn, chief innovation and transformation officer.
Chandran, current CIO and vice president of information technology at First Data for Australia and New Zealand, will join the insurer in January, bringing more than two decades of experience in managing large enterprise projects and systems. He will manage the technology transformation project Sanagi, which is transitioning the company to operate as a standalone, independent life insurer.
Klein will commence his role in February. He will take charge of formulating the company’s strategy for data governance, analytics, and data insights and establishing a stronger data-driven culture for customers. Prior to joining MLC Life Insurance, he held roles at Tabcorp and Contexti.
Edgerton will take up his new role in February and will be responsible for strengthening the life insurer’s commercial and supplier management functions. Edgerton has worked internationally as a qualified solicitor before stepping into senior commercial management roles in the healthcare, technology, energy and financial-services sectors. She was most recently head of ICT strategic procurement at Ausgrid.
“We are committed to leading the market in technology and innovation,” Girn said. “Attracting talent like Nish and Darren, who have extensive experience in large-scale transformation and data analytics, will further cement our leadership in these areas and deliver great experiences for customers.
In addition to the new appointments in the innovation and transformation team, former chief underwriter for MLC Life Insurance Debbie Kennedy has been appointed as general manager of business architecture and change; Tim Roso has become the new GM of digital, innovation, and ventures; and Michael Tobin, chief of staff to CEO David Hackett, has become GM of transformation and portfolio management.