Pacific Life Re Australia has announced two appointments to its client strategy and solutions team in Sydney.
Tyson Johnston, group insurance director at Pacific Life Re, has been promoted to head of client strategy and solutions; and Minico Xia, who joined the insurer as a product manager in 2017, has been appointed group insurance director.
In his new role, Johnston will have the responsibility for Pacific Life Re Australia's strategy, marketing, and sales, while developing new solutions for its clients. He reports to Andrew Gill, managing director of Pacific Life Re Australia, who over the past year has also acted in the role of head of client strategy and solutions.
Xia, meanwhile, is tasked to drive the company's market strategy and growing its reinsurance business in Australia, reporting to Johnston.
“Since launching in Australia, Pacific Life Re has successfully entered into both the group and retail insurance markets, as well as introducing market-leading UnderwriteMe technology to Australia through a number of partnerships with local insurers,” Gill said. “These changes and further upcoming additions to the client strategy and solutions team will enable us to continue to deliver solutions to our partners with a view to enhance their business as well as ours. Tyson in particular has excelled in his role since joining and he will make a welcome addition to the Pacific Life Re Australia management team.”