Donna Walker, Chief technical officer, Allianz Australia
Donna Walker has long been a respected leader in insurance. Last March, while she was executive general manager of broker business at IAG, she was appointed to the ANZIIF board. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, as well as a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In October, it was announced that Walker would be joining Allianz Australia as chief technical o cer, as part of the insurer’s “renewed focus on customers”. That appointment became e ective on 5 December.
Described as “a passionate champion of diversity and inclusion”, Walker comes to her new role with more than 18 years’ experience across insurance, including in claims, underwriting and pricing, reinsurance, and actuarial services. In a statement, Allianz Australia CEO Richard Feledy spoke about Walker’s focus in her new role.
“Donna will be key to looking more broadly at our business and driving innovation across our technical capabilities,” Feledy said. “Her deep commercial knowledge will make a strong contribution to our product and service models, while helping us drive our renewed focus on customers.”