MLC Life Insurance has boosted its group insurance team, including the appointment of Suzie Brown, as the company focuses on providing strong value to superfunds, trustees and members.
A statement from the insurer says that Sean Williamson, Chief Group Insurance Officer at MLC Life Insurance, has expanded his team with a number of recent appointments that have significant industry expertise in group insurance and strong partnership credentials with superannuation funds and mastertrusts.
It says Brown has been appointed General Manager, MLC Wealth and Corporate Partnerships. Her role will be to manage MLC Life’s largest partner in MLC Wealth and build out Corporate Distribution capabilities. Prior to this Brown was the General Manager of Distribution at Integrity Life, and has management experience with large industry superannuation funds, master trusts, platforms and corporates.
The other appointments include:
- Emily Wu – General Manager, Fund Partnerships. Wu is focused on acquisition of new fund partners as well as managing relationships with existing partners. The company says she has strong industry experience in group insurance having previously held product and legal roles at AIA Australia and CommInsure. She has experience working with large industry funds, master trusts and government funds.
- Craig Harrison – General Manager, Product, Pricing and Proposition (Group). Harrison will lead Group Product and Pricing functions and brings extensive leadership experience and relationship building skills with funds. He also previously led CommInsure’s group insurance business, managing relationships with major industry fund and master trust clients.
The statement says that the new appointments “…support the company’s ambition to partner with superannuation funds, underpinned by better digital capabilities and a deep knowledge of the issues affecting life insurance inside superannuation”.
Williamson says that insurance inside superannuation is experiencing significant change in light of Covid-19, and the company needs to ensure it’s providing the right support and expertise to superfunds as they navigate their way through this period.
He says that MLC Life’s goal is to play a larger role in the group insurance market and challenge the more established group insurers.