Swiss Re Corporate Solutions names leader for ANZ business

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Swiss Re Corporate Solutions names leader for ANZ business

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Christine Bell (pictured) as country head for Australia & New Zealand, effective August 03.

Bell, who will be based in Sydney, succeeds Melanie Slack who took up the role as head of UK, Ireland, SA & EMEA wholesale.

In her new role, Bell will oversee the development and implementation of the company’s commercial insurance offering in Australia and New Zealand, which provides property, liability, financial lines, and construction cover. She will also be a member of the Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Asia-Pacific executive team.

Bell joins from Chubb, where she was most recently regional manager of NSW/ACT. She also worked for QBE and Vero earlier in her career, which spans more than three decades.

“Christine joins a strong team in Australia and New Zealand,” said Jonathan Rake, regional CEO APAC, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. “Christine has broad customer and market experience in the region. This, combined with her proven strength in leading teams and driving business performance across commercial insurance lines, saw her as our standout candidate for the role. I am excited for Christine and the opportunities that lie ahead for her and the Corporate Solutions team in Australia and New Zealand. I am confident her collaborative leadership style will drive positive outcomes for the team and the business.”