ClearView Names New Head of Distribution Strategy

ClearView has promoted one of its state managers to a newly-created role aimed at expanding relationships with the non-aligned adviser sector.

ClearView Head of Distribution Strategy, Kathryn Williamson

The company appointed State Manager for NSW/ACT, Kathryn Williamson, to the position of Head of Distribution Strategy where she will be responsible for building support for ClearView’s life insurance and wealth management products and solutions.

ClearView stated that Williamson, who will continue reporting to General Manager Distribution, Christopher Blaxland-Walker, is to work closely with its product, operations and marketing teams to help shape product designs, service offerings, and effective adviser communications.

“As a business, we are focused on expanding our presence in the IFA market and continuing to grow our market share in both life insurance and wealth management. The business continues to grow rapidly, making it critical to have an experienced and dedicated person to focus on distribution strategy,” Blaxland Walker said.


MLC Appoints New Head of Innovation and Transformation 

MLC Life Insurance has also made a high level appointment, naming the current Chief Information Officer at the Reserve Bank of Australia, Sarv Girn, as its Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer.

Girn will start in the newly created role in May, reporting directly to MLC Life Insurance Chief Execuitve, David Hackett, and will join the insurer’s Leadership Team.

The insurer noted his main responsibility will be to lead the ongoing transformation program focused on delivering digital and process infrastructure for customers in MLC Life’s group, retail and bancassurance channels.

Sarv comes to the role with a 30-year career in financial services including extensive experience at senior levels in the UK, Australia and Asia having held executive positions during major customer change programs at both Westpac and the Commonwealth Bank.