Board of Directors and The Executive

Our board brings together a diverse range of expertise across insurance,financial services and our core sectors.

Nicholas Barnett - B.Ec, ACA, FAICD

CHAIRMAN & INDEPENDENT
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Nicholas joined the Board in July 2010 and was appointed Chairman in July 2011. He has 30 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant and business consultant and is currently Chief Executive Officer of Insync, benchmarked stakeholder survey, research and consulting specialists. He was formerly a partner of KPMG and Chief Executive Officer of Ambit Group (IT Recruitment Specialists). He is also a co-founder and director of Board Benchmarking Australia Pty Ltd. Nicholas is a non-executive Director of Mission Australia Limited and was formerly a Director (and Chairman) of First Samuel Limited. Nicholas is a member of the Nominations & Remuneration Committee, Audit Committee and Risk & Compliance Committee.

Ian Campbell - BSc (Econ) Hons, ACA

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Ian was appointed to the Board in August 2013. He is Group Chief Financial Officer for Ecclesiastical Insurance Group. Ian is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years of experience in financial services. Ian started his career at KPMG in its Insurance and Consulting Practice covering a wide range of projects for Lloyds’ London market and life insurance companies. Since then, Ian has held senior finance roles at both Cox Insurance and Aspen Insurance, focusing on property and casualty reinsurance and insurance acquisitions, finance, investment and tax management, Solvency II, capital management, capital raising, actuarial and reinsurance. Ian is a member of the Nominations & Remuneration Committee.

Patricia Kelly

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Honorary Life Member of the Insurance Institute of Victoria and a former Director of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance. Patricia is also a non-executive Director of the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) and a non-executive Director of the Legal Practitioners Liability Committee. Patricia is the Chairperson of the Risk & Compliance Committee and Audit Committee and is a member and Nominations and Remuneration Committee. Honorary Life Member of the Insurance Institute of Victoria and a former Director of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance. Patricia is also a non-executive Director of the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV) and a non-executive Director of the Legal Practitioners Liability Committee. Patricia is the Chairperson of the Risk & Compliance Committee and Audit Committee and is a member and Nominations and Remuneration Committee.

Trevor Lloyd - BSc (Econ) Hons, ACA

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Trevor joined the Board in February 2012. Trevor has over 30 years of experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer and has extensive experience as a senior manager in both legal practice and in a corporate context. Past directorships have included appointments in the AXA Group, Members Equity and the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority. Trevor currently advises independently as a lawyer, negotiator and management consultant. Trevor is the Chairman of the Nominations & Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee and Risk & Compliance Committee.

Jacinta Whyte - MC Inst. M, ACII, Charter
Insurer

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jacinta was appointed to the Board in August 2013. She is Deputy Group Chief Executive of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group. Jacinta joined Ecclesiastical in 2003 as General Manager and Chief Agent of the Group’s Canadian business, where she turned around the performance of the Canadian operation, building a high performing team and a successful specialist insurance business. Jacinta is responsible for the Group’s general insurance operations worldwide, covering the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia. She commenced her career as an underwriter in 1974 with the Sun Alliance in Dublin and moved with them to Canada in 1988. Over her Royal Sun Alliance career, she held a number of senior executive positions in Ireland and Canada. Jacinta is a member of the Nominations & Remuneration Committee.

Warren Hutcheon - MBA, GAICD, Fellow
ANZIIF (CIP)

CEO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Warren joined Ansvar as the CEO in May 2014. Immediately prior to joining Ansvar he was the CEO of the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority, the risk and insurance advisor to the Victorian Government, where he was responsible for a successful and high profile cultural and performance turnaround. With over 30 years’ experience in risk and insurance, Warren has held senior positions in underwriting, claims, operational management, strategy and organisational change. Warren has been active in supporting the Australian insurance industry for many years, and is currently Chair of the ANZIIF General Insurance Faculty Advisory Board. He is also on the Board of the Victorian Building Authority and Chair of its Audit and Risk Committee. Warren is actively involved in the community as a Board member of Bayside Church Inc, Bayside Community Care and other associated entities.

Victor Martindale - BCompt (Hons), CA

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER &
COMPANY SECRETARY
Victor is a general insurance specialist with over 20 years experience within the sector and an impressive history of systems and process improvement in senior finance roles in South Africa and Australia. Victor has held a number of CFO roles including ACE Insurance and Swiss Re in South Africa and OAMPS in Melbourne. Prior to joining Ansvar in July 2017, Victor was the CFO of the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) based in Melbourne.

Michael Grantham - MBA, FAICD

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Michael was appointed to the Board in March 2016. He has over 30 years’ experience as an information and communications technology professional and currently works as a Business Development Manager specialising in next generation transformation for CSC Australia. He is a former director of CGU Australia Limited, CGU Insurance Limited and Insurance Network Services. He is a former director of CGU Australia Limited, CGU Insurance Limited and Insurance Network Services. He has also held a number of CIO positions including at CGU Insurance, Australian Customs and Border Protection and Tenix. Michael holds an MBA and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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