Ben Bessell, IAG (Australia)
Job title: EGM business distribution and group executive
Ben Bessell was appointed EGM business distribution within the Australia division in July 2017. He was previously its chief executive. Prior to that, Bessell was acting chief executive of commercial insurance, and the COO for the same segment, responsible for its financial performance, including the performance of the business units, and customer and partner strategy. Bessell’s past roles at CGU include general manager of broker and agency, general manager of workers' compensation and general manager of CGU claims. He has more than 20 years’ experience working in the insurance sector and has lived and worked across many locations. He joined IAG in Tasmania in 1993. Bessell is a senior associate of ANZIIF and an alumnus of the London Business School.