Melanie Slack, Swiss Re Corporate (Australia)
Company: Swiss Re Corporate
Job title: CEO
Heading up the Australian and New Zealand operations of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, Melanie Slack is one of the few women steering the international strategy of a major insurer. Having lived and worked in several continents – including North America, Europe and Asia – Slack is one of the most experienced insurance professionals operating in the Australian market. In her current role, she is responsible for managing the strategy, development and performance of the company's presence in the Australian and New Zealand commercial insurance markets. She also looks after a large team across eight locations in Asia-Pacific including Australia. Previously, Slack was head of life and health products for Swiss Re Asia and relocated from Hong Kong to Sydney to take on her existing position. She joined Swiss Re Group in 2002, where she gained international experience in a range of senior management positions in Asia, Europe and the US.