Insurance Council of Australia appoints president from Suncorp

November 1 2019 by InsuranceAsia News Staff

Chief executive of insurance at Suncorp, Gary Dransfield, has been appointed president and chairman of the board at the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA).

Moving into the role on January 1, 2020, Dransfield  (pictured) will serve a two-year term. He steps in to take over from Richard Enthoven, the former deputy president of ICA.

Dransfield holds 25 years of experience in the retail financial services industry, previously holding senior positions at Insurance Australia Group, Vero Insurance New Zealand and serving as non-executive director at Vero Liability Insurance and AA Insurance New Zealand. He also served as president and board member at the Insurance Council of New Zealand until September 2015.

He has been with Suncorp since 2009.

Dransfield said: “It is a great honor to be elected president of the Insurance Council and chairman of the board during this critical time for our industry. We must, as an industry, embrace the government’s reform agenda and focus on delivering good customer outcomes, including implementing our new General Insurance Code of Practice.”

ICA’s chief executive Rob Whelan commented on the appointment: “[Dransfield] is a highly regarded industry leader with strong insights into the industry and consumers.”

The Insurance Council of Australia now has 57 member companies.