ICA Board appoints new non-executive director


News release

Thursday, 9 June 2022

The Board of the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) today announced Sharon Ooi has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the ICA Board.

Ooi is Managing Director, Head of Australia and New Zealand, for Swiss Re, and a member of the Australian Financial Services Council (FSC) Life Board Committee.

She was previously the Head of Property & Casualty (P&C) Underwriting, Asia and Australia & New Zealand, Swiss Re, based in Singapore and is a director and Chair of Swiss Re Australia Ltd.

The appointment reflects the ICA’s commitment from the leaders of Australia’s general insurance sector to ensuring the industry is well-placed to respond to and drive the many strategic challenges and opportunities facing the sector.

Quotes attributable to ICA President Nick Hawkins: 

The Board is pleased Sharon has joined the Board of the Insurance Council.

The Board has a good mix of general and speciality insurers as well as our industry’s key reinsurers, providing a range of perspectives on the issues we face.

We look forward to drawing on Sharon’s broad knowledge of reinsurance and financial services as well as her regulatory experience in Singapore.


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