As announced earlier in the year, Tim Plant has now commenced with IAG in the newly created role of Chief Insurance and Strategy Officer
In this role, Plant will be accountable for group governance across underwriting, claims and customer experience, together with developing and driving the implementation of IAG’s strategy. The role will also be responsible for IAG’s innovation and ventures activities.
In welcoming Plant to the team, IAG Managing Director and CEO Nick Hawkins said: “Tim brings a considerable depth of underwriting and insurance experience, as well as a deep understanding of customer needs through his leadership roles in the Australian and New Zealand general insurance markets. Tim’s experience will further bolster IAG’s leadership.”
Plant has 30 years’ experience in the general insurance industry, joining IAG from Zurich where he spent three years as Chief Executive Officer, General Insurance Australia and New Zealand. In this role he was accountable for developing and driving its general insurance strategy and sustainable business growth, supported by strong risk management and governance.
Prior to Zurich, Plant was Group Executive Insurance for icare with responsibility for the largest public sector self-insurer in Australia. He joined icare from QBE where he spent seven years between 2009 and 2016 in several senior roles including Managing Director Elders Insurance, Executive General Manager Corporate Partners and Speciality, and CEO Australian and New Zealand Operations. He has also held roles at Swiss Re and Australian Eagle Insurance.
Plant has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics from the University of New England, a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from La Trobe University, and has completed Harvard Business School’s advanced management program. He is also President and a non-executive Director of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF).