Auckland, September 25, 2015 – AIG Insurance New Zealand today announced several new appointments within its Financial Lines team.
Ms. Katie Young has been appointed as the New Zealand Financial Lines Manager. Ms. Young joins AIG from NZI where she was most recently the Professional Risks Manager in Auckland. Ms. Young brings 15 years of liability experience, strong product knowledge and an extensive network of market relationships to AIG. Ms. Young will start in early November.
Ms. Jodie Symons has been appointed as the Professional Indemnity/Cyber Team Leader, joining AIG from QBE. Ms. Symons has extensive experience from the UK insurance market with a background across many professional indemnity lines, including construction. Ms. Symons will be start in the coming weeks.
Ms. Joanna Quigan has been promoted to Senior Underwriter Professional Indemnity. Ms. Quigan has been an integral part of the AIG Financial Lines team for over three years, as an Underwriter in the PI/Cyber team. Prior to joining AIG she was a broker at both Marsh and Aon, specialising in liability lines including PI.
Mr. Josh Hunter will be relocating from AIG in Melbourne and joining the AIG New Zealand Financial Lines team in October, as a Senior Underwriter for PI and PrivateEdge. Mr. Hunter joined AIG in 2009 in Melbourne as a Senior Account Executive in Multinational and in 2012 he moved to the Financial Lines team, as a Professional Indemnity/Cyber and PrivateEdge Underwriter.
Mr. Paul Atherton joins AIG from the AIG Commercial Institutions Team in London, and will lead the AIG New Zealand Commercial Institutions team whilst Ms. Ella Owen is on maternity leave. Mr. Atherton’s experience in the London market handling complex risks, multinational placements, and product development will position AIG to lead the New Zealand market for directors and officers and commercial crime insurance.
Mr. Jason Kelly, Head of Financial Lines, Asia Pacific said “The New Zealand Financial Lines team has a tremendous amount of opportunity to rapidly grow a profitable portfolio that supports the needs of our clients. I am excited to have Katie, Jodie, Joanna, Josh and Paul on our team. Their combined experience and enthusiasm, together with the skills and commitment of our existing Financial Lines team members, complements our value proposition in the market and will deliver increased value to our clients and brokers.”