Munich Re appoints Scott Hawkins as managing director for Australasia

Munich Re appoints Scott Hawkins as managing director for Australasia | Insurance Business New Zealand

Munich Re appoints Scott Hawkins as managing director for Australasia

Munich Re has appointed Scott Hawkins (pictured) as managing director for Australasia, effective April 01. He will report to Tobias Farny, chief executive, Asia Pacific – Greater China and Australia/New Zealand.

Based in Sydney, Hawkins succeeds Ralph Ronnenberg, who will return to Germany to take on a role as head of reinsurance controlling for the Munich Re Group.

With over 25 years of experience in general insurance and reinsurance, Hawkins has a deep technical expertise and understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the insurance industry in Australia and internationally, according to Munich Re. He joined the global reinsurer’s Australian arm in 2005 and has served as head of non-life for the past six years.

Hawkins holds a Master of Business (Finance) and a Master of Business (Financial Services) from the University of Technology, Sydney. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

“We’re pleased to appoint Scott Hawkins as our managing director for Australasia,” said Farny. “Scott has a proven track record in strategically managing significant reinsurance transactions and in developing innovative risk solutions. I’m convinced his deep technical expertise and strong client focus will position him well to lead our Australasia business into the next stage of its development.

“I would also like to thank Ralph Ronnenberg for his strong contribution to successfully developing the business over the past five years.”