Swiss Re Corporate Solutions names ANZ leader


Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Christine Bell (pictured) to lead the country for Australia and New Zealand, effective August 3.

Bell, who will be based in Sydney, succeeds Melanie Slack who has taken on the role of Head of Wholesale Trade in the UK, Ireland, South Africa and EMEA.

In his new role, Bell will oversee the development and implementation of the company’s commercial insurance offering in Australia and New Zealand, which covers property, liability, finance lines and construction. She will also be a member of the management team of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Asia-Pacific.

Bell is from Chubb, where she was until recently Regional Director of NSW / ACT. She also worked for QBE and Vero earlier in her career, which spanned more than three decades.

“Christine joins a strong team in Australia and New Zealand,” said Jonathan Rake, APAC Regional Managing Director, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. “Christine has extensive customer and market experience in the region. This, combined with her proven strength in leading teams and driving business performance across all lines of business insurance, made her our outstanding candidate for the role. I am excited about Christine and the opportunities available to her and the Corporate Solutions team in Australia and New Zealand. I have no doubts that his collaborative leadership style will bring positive results for the team and the company.


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