Insurtech Australia (IA) has appointed Simone Dossetor as its new chief executive officer (CEO), commencing October 01, 2021.
Dossetor has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry and has served as the non-executive director on the IA board since February 2020.
Dossetor also held roles in the Calliden Group, Deloitte, and the Trowbridge Group, now part of Finity. Since August 2018, she has been a non-executive director of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF). Most recently, she was the chief operating officer of Munich Re Group in Australia.
Commenting on her new role at IA, Dossetor said: “It's exciting to take on the opportunities and challenges of the CEO role. I'm going to bring my passion for innovation, transformation, and diversity to the next phase of growth and development of the insurtech ecosystem in Australia for the ultimate benefit of the insurance industry and its customers.”
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The announcement follows the decision of the IA co-founder and current CEO, Rita Yates, to pursue new challenges in the innovation ecosystem. She will leave the company on September 30 to ensure a smooth transition.
IA chair Eoghan Trehy expressed the board's immense gratitude to Yates for her executive leadership and energy, commitment, and focus on building a strong foundation and community.
“We are very fortunate to have such a strong insurtech community and ecosystem in Australia, and Rita has played a huge part in building that,” Trehy said. “She successfully led Insurtech Australia through its independent establishment and the challenges of the pandemic. We wish her every future success.”
Commenting on Dossetor's appointment, Trehy said: “For the last few months, with the diligent help of Rita and an external talent partner, Blake Oliver, the board conducted a robust executive search process. We are delighted to welcome Simone to the CEO role, and we look forward to working closely with her to continue to grow a world-leading insurance innovation ecosystem in Australia.”