Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the care, community, education, faith and heritage sectors today announced that Vito Giudice has been appointed to the position of Chief Risk Officer. Further new appointments for the firm see Diana Borgmeyer taking on the role of Head of Client Risk Solutions and Helen Auricht appointed to the role of State Manager for South Australia.
In his new role Giudice will be responsible for driving and continuing to implement Ansvar’s risk management strategy and practices across the business. This includes advising the Executive and the Risk and Compliance Committee on risk issues, overseeing Ansvar’s Risk Management and Compliance department and working with the business units to meet strategic goals and objectives.
Giudice joined Ansvar in 2014 and was Risk and Compliance Manager until this recent appointment. Guidice’s career has focused on the provision of risk management and compliance services to the financial services industry including general insurance. Prior to joining Ansvar, Giudice held a senior financial services position at Ernst & Young in Melbourne where he provided risk and compliance advisory services to a range of domestic and international banks and insurers. Giudice has a Master of Business (Risk Management) and a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) at Monash University in Melbourne.
“I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Chief Risk Officer and bringing my experience in risk and compliance to Ansvar,” said Giudice.
“Vito only joined Ansvar 6 months ago as Risk and Compliance Manager and in a short time has demonstrated his vast knowledge of risk management and mitigation to the Ansvar team. We are absolutely delighted to recognise Vito’s contributions with this well-deserved promotion,” said Warren Hutcheon, CEO Ansvar Insurance.
Borgmeyer will be responsible for developing risk solutions with our partners and clients that address the risks in the core sectors that Ansvar operates in. Borgmeyer has specialised in the social policy space, dealing with complex risk issues faced by organisations that operate in the care, community, education, faith and heritage sectors.
Prior to joining Ansvar, Borgmeyer was the Senior Risk Consultant at Victorian Managed Insurance Authority and previously held the positions Manager Service Delivery Compliance and Risk Manager for the state government of Victoria. Borgmeyer also spent several years at Konica Minolta where she held the positions of Victorian Business Manager, National Financial Operations Manager and National Manager Corporate Governance and Risk.
“I am excited to be joining Ansvar and work with their diverse range of clients and broker partners,” said Borgmeyer.
“Diana’s unique experience across risk, governance and compliance make her an invaluable new addition to the Ansvar team. Her focus in the social policy space is a particularly good fit with the clients and the sectors we service” said Hutcheon.
With her promotion to State Manager, SA/NT, Auricht will continue her focus on strengthening the key relationships in both markets to ensure continued growth of the states’ portfolio. Following a great start to the year, Auricht will continue to build on this success and ensure Ansvar will remain the insurer of choice for its clients and brokers.
Before joining Ansvar, Auricht held the position of Business Development Manager at Guardian Insurance Brokers and Account Executive at Aon Risk Services. Following 7 years with Bank SA, Auricht joined the Insurance industry in 1996. She held roles at Swann and Catholic Church Insurance before moving into broking in 2001 where she developed a keen interest in Care and Not for Profit sectors. Auricht holds a Diploma of Financial Services (Insurance Broking) and a Diploma of Management from Deakin University in Melbourne.
“Helen’s skill and experience as well as her passion for the Care and Not for Profit sectors, make her the perfect choice to help drive Ansvar’s business goals in South Australia and the Northern Territory,” said Hutcheon.
“I have such a strong passion for these sectors, and this role will allow me to bring the most robust solutions to those operating within the Not for Profit and Care sectors in South Australia and the Northern Territory,” said Auricht.