ANZIIF Board

The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance Board controls, assists and directs the work of ANZIIF. It deals with all matters on which a decision is required in the interests of ANZIIF and its members. The Board is required to present a report at each Annual General Meeting on the finances and affairs of ANZIIF during the past year.

  • Megan Beer

    President

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    Megan Beer

    FIAA, BEc, MEc, MBA (Executive)
    ANZIIF (Fellow)
    Group Executive Insurance
    AMP

    Megan Beer is the Director of Insurance, responsible for AMP's risk insurance portfolio. Megan joined AMP in February 2014. She has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, and has performed a range of executive, finance, actuarial and consulting roles. 

    Most recently, Megan was the General Manager of Bancassurance and Direct at NAB/MLC, and prior to that General Manager of Group Insurance and Head of Finance for Insurance both at MLC. She has also been Chief Actuary, Chief Risk Officer, and Head of Claims at TAL, and was a Director with Tillinghast (Consulting Actuaries).

    Megan is an actuary and holds an MBA (Executive) and Master of Economics.

  • Tim Plant

    Deputy President

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    Tim Plant

    MBA, GradDipAgEc, BAgrSc, GAICD
    CEO of General Insurance, Australia and New Zealand
    Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited

    Tim is an experienced Director, CEO and Executive, with more than 25 years’ experience in insurance, reinsurance and financial services, including significant international underwriting experience. He has previously been a director of the Insurance Council of Australia in addition to being a director of APRA regulated entities in insurance and banking, insurance underwriting agencies and other financial services.

    He is currently the CEO of General Insurance, Australia and New Zealand at Zurich Financial Services Australia. Previous roles have included Group Executive, Insurance for NSW at icare, CEO of QBE Australia and New Zealand; Managing Director of Elders Financial Services Group and Managing Director of Elders Insurance.

    His qualifications include Bachelor of Agricultural Science from LaTrobe University and Master of Business Administration from University of New England. He is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.


  • Allan Reynolds

    Immediate Past President

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    Allan Reynolds

    ANZIIF (Fellow) CIP
    Executive General Manager - Asia, NZ & Direct
    Steadfast

    Allan joined Steadfast in 2002 and oversees broker products and services, strategic partner relationships and equity brokers.

    With a background in product development and distribution, corporate strategy and portfolio management, Allan has more than 40 years of industry experience in general insurance. He holds a Diploma of Business Studies (Insurance), is a Certified Insurance Professional and is a Fellow and Honorary Life Member of ANZIIF.

    Allan is a director of a number of Steadfast subsidiaries and affiliates.

  • Prue Willsford

    Chief Executive Officer

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    Prue Willsford

    FCIS, FGIA, LLB, FAICD
    ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP
    Chief Executive Officer
    ANZIIF

    Prue attended the Queensland University of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws. Prior to her appointment as ANZIIF CEO, she was the General Manager, Corporate Operations at State Trustees, a role which included the oversight of Finance, Technology, Legal, Compliance, and Investments in a highly complex, medium size financial services company.

    She has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector, including management accounting at Macquarie Bank and policy development at Investment Funds and Superannuation Association.

    She has also held leadership roles in financial services product development, marketing and operations at Colonial Mutual and National Australia Bank. Prue was the Deputy Chancellor of Victoria University and the Chairman of the Resources Committee and is currently a Board member at Citywide Service Solutions, as well as a Board member at MyLife MyFinance.

  • Tim Considine

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    Tim Considine

    ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP
    Managing Director
    Austbrokers Countrywide

    Tim began his career with T&G Life in 1979 (now part of the AXA group) in a customer service role. After three years in that role, he joined his father’s small life and general insurance agency (Considine’s Insurance). In this role, Tim built a portfolio of clients to service with a particular target and focus on Professional Indemnity for engineers.

    In 1993, Tim opened up a branch office for GIO Australia in Box Hill whilst continuing to service the Professional Indemnity portfolio. Six years later Tim was approached by Countrywide Tolstrup to join them in part of their succession planning strategy which led to his appointment as Managing Director in 2006.

    Austbrokers Countrywide has continued to grow and has acquired three Melbourne broking firms (John Smith Insurance Brokers, ACI Insurance Brokers (Vic) and Hamilton & Hamilton Insurance Brokers) since July 2009. Some career highlights for Tim include being elected as Chairman of the Austbrokers Network Steering Committee in 2005 and to the Board of Austbrokers and IBNA Member Services (AIMS) in 2010.

  • Catherine Dixon

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    Catherine Dixon

    Executive General Manager, People Experience
    Suncorp Group New Zealand

    Catherine is part of Suncorp Group’s People Experience leadership team which drives Suncorp’s talent, capability and workspace needs to deliver the Group strategy. 

    Catherine is accountable for delivering and managing the workforce and workspace strategy for the New Zealand business and the Risk and People Experience functions.

    Catherine has worked in the Suncorp Group since 1999 when she joined the life business of Royal & Sun Alliance. During her tenure she has supported significant change including the acquisition and divestment of a number of businesses. Before joining the Group she worked for IAG in both business and HR roles for 13 years.

  • Simone Dossetor

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    Simone Dossetor

    BEc, LLB, MBA (Exec), GAICD
    ANZIIF (Snr Assoc) CIP
    Chief Operating Officer
    Munich Re

    Simone is the Chief Operating Officer for Munich Re in Australasia where she is the strategic representative and owner of business supply topics including HR, IT, facilities and projects for Australia and New Zealand. Her focus is on delivering the operational platform and capabilities that support the Life and Non-Life business units in delivering innovation opportunities and client solutions. Simone also has management responsibility for the GLA business and the local reporting line for Corporate Insurance Partners (CIP).

    An experienced Executive leader specialising in the general insurance industry, Simone has more than 20 years' experience in insurance and eight years in management consulting experience in both Australia and the UK, delivering a variety of strategy and business consulting engagements. Simone has experience across a broad range of roles including claims, information technology, acquisitions, people and culture, strategy and business transformation.

    A Senior Associate at ANZIIF and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Simone holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Law from University of Sydney and an MBA from AGSM (University of New South Wales). Simone was also the winner of the ANZIIF Peter Corrigan International Scholarship in 2012 and was a member of the ANZIIF Women's Council from 2013 to 2017.

  • Daniel Fogarty

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    Daniel Fogarty

    M.Sc (Mgt), B. Comm, ACA, F.Fin, GAICD
    ANZIIF (Fellow) CIP
    CEO and Founder, Evari

    Daniel is the CEO and Founder of Evari (www.evari.insure), an insurtech start-up and Lloyd’s coverholder, digitally servicing the insurance needs of small businesses in Australia, and licensing their cloud-based technology to insurers in multiple markets.

    Daniel is a Fellow and Board member of ANZIIF, and a member of the Advisory Committee of Insurtech Australia. 

    Daniel was previously CEO General Insurance Australia and New Zealand for Zurich, and has held executive positions at Suncorp/Vero and at Westpac.

    He has a Masters from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW.  He is a Fellow of FINSIA, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Chartered Accountant.

  • Tony Lee

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    Tony Lee

    PhD, LLM, MBA, BA (Hons), PGCAE, ANZIIF (Fellow) CIP, FLMI, FCMI, Tech IOSH
    Chief Business Officer Macau
    Marsh and Mercer Marsh Benefits

    Dr. Tony Lee has over 20 years of experience in the Banking and Insurance Industry specialising in strategic management, business development, risk underwriting, insurance broking, global insurance placement, enterprise safety management, corporate training, financial planning, human resources consulting and employee benefits consulting.

    Tony is currently the Chief Business Officer Macau at Marsh and Mercer Marsh Benefits. Prior to this role, Tony was the Assistant Vice President responsible for underwriting and distribution management at Allied World Assurance Company Limited. Prior to joining Allied World, Tony was the Executive Director of Seascope Risk Services (Hong Kong) Limited and the Director & Chief Representative of Willis Hong Kong Limited, Macau Branch Office.

  • Donna Walker

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    Donna Walker

    Chief Technical Officer
    Allianz

    Donna is Chief Technical Officer at Allianz Australia, focusing on delivering leading edge portfolio management, product development and pricing capability across the Allianz Australia business. Prior to joining Allianz, Donna was Executive General Manager, Broker Business at Insurance Australia Group where she led the commercial business distributed through brokers and authorised representatives under the CGU brand. Her previous roles include General Manager Claims and Chief Actuary for CGU Insurance. She has also worked in a senior capacity leading large scale change programs, developing underwriting and pricing frameworks, reinsurance projects and performance monitoring and management information delivery.

    Donna is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusive work environments. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

  • Ben Bessell

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    Ben Bessell

    ANZIIF Senior Associate
    Group Executive
    IAG

    Ben Bessell has been a Group Executive of IAG since 2015.

    He was the EGM Business Distribution within IAG’s Australia Division from July 2017 – January 2019.

    Previously he was the Chief Executive Australian Business Division. Prior to that he was Chief Executive of Commercial Insurance, and the Chief Commercial Officer for Commercial Insurance.

    Past roles at IAG included General Manager of Broker & Agency CGU, 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.

    Ben is a Director of NTI Limited (National Transport Insurance), Senior Associate of ANZIIF and an alumnus of the London Business School.

  • Fiona Hayes-St Clair

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    Fiona Hayes-St Clair

    Allied
    Chief Strategy Officer
    QBE

    Fiona is a strategist with 20 years of experience and a passion for customer-centric strategy that delivers commercial results.
    With industry experience across the globe, Fiona joined QBE in 2018 and is responsible for its corporate and Insurtech strategies – driving opportunities across Australia and New Zealand to deliver profitable growth.

    Prior to QBE, Fiona was General Manager Consumer & Wealth Strategy at National Australia Bank where she helped develop strategies to innovate customer experience, distribution and growth strategies for consumer banking and wealth management products and services. Fiona began her career as a strategy consultant at Booz & Company (now Strategy&) where as a Partner she led the Insurance practice in Australia and NZ.

    Fiona has an acute interest in the revolution in customer experience and distribution models brought about by digitisation, and has authored intellectual capital and a number of whitepapers on this topic.