The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has promoted Kate Tod (pictured above) to chief readiness officer. She will take up the role on Tuesday, succeeding Josh Lindsay.
“Kate has more than 20 years of insurance experience and brings a depth of expertise and passion to the role that puts her in a great position to build on our work in establishing the natural disaster response model,” said EQC chief executive Tina Mitchell.
Most recently, Tod headed EQC’s Canterbury claims teams for the past 18 months.
“In that role, Kate has delivered strong achievements in the resolution of claims, with a steadfast focus on the needs of our customers,” Mitchell said.
Before joining EQC, Tod was well-versed in the Canterbury claims space, having spent eight years at IAG’s Canterbury and Kaikoura earthquake response teams. She later worked at Crawford & Company’s Mode project management business, where she was national operations manager.
“Kate is passionate about EQC’s purpose to reduce the impact of natural disasters on people and property, and I know she is looking forward to working with our staff, our partners and other stakeholders to continue to ensure a customer-focused sector response to future natural hazard events,” said Mitchell, who also acknowledged the achievements of Tod’s predecessor.
“EQC is incredibly grateful for the amazing achievements by Josh Lindsay during his 11 years at EQC, most notably his work in setting up the new natural disaster response model, and we wish him all the best in his new ventures,” Mitchell said.