News in Brief: Insurer Suncorp’s group CIO resigns

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News in Brief: Insurer Suncorp’s group CIO resigns
Insurer’s group CIO resigns
Suncorp’s chief information officer (CIO) Matt Pancino is to resign effective 29 April 2016, just two months into his new role, it has been announced.

Pancino had worked for Suncorp since 2010 in various roles, most recently as CIO with responsibility for digital enablement, cloud and infrastructure, services, programs, and innovation labs.

He had been instrumental in delivering Suncorp’s Simplification program and technology projects across the Group.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported Pancino was taking an EGM role at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Suncorp CEO and MD Michael Cameron said: “I would like to recognise and thank Matt for his contribution over the past five years, and wish him well in his future.”

Cameron said an internal and external search was underway and Clayton Herbert, Suncorp’s chief transformation officer, would act as caretaker until a permanent replacement was appointed.
New regional claims manager for AGCS
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has announced the appointment of Derek Martin to the role of regional manager claims AGCS Pacific.

Martin will replace Joerg Ahrens who recently returned to Munich to take up the position of global head of key case management.

He joins AGCS Pacific from Zurich where he was chief claims officer, global corporate Asia Pacific.

Holger Schaefer, AGCS Pacific CEO, said Martin was extremely well regarded in the claims community across the Asia Pacific region and came highly recommended.

“He is a very engaging and technically astute claims professional and we are very excited about him joining our team.

“Derek will develop and implement strategies that will continue to position AGCS as a market leader in the provision of claims service.”

Martin will commence at AGCS on 1 June 2016.
Kiwis on microinsurance mission makes hi-tech finals
InsuredHQ, the New Zealand company making waves in the world of microinsurance with their cloud-based IT system, has been selected as a finalist in the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards.

The company, founded by Matthew Davies and Pauline Barratt, is one of five finalists in the Best Hi-Tech Startup Company of the Year category.

Barratt said the company now faced a Dragon’s Den-style panel judging session on 20 April before the winners are announced at a gala dinner on 20 May.