Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the Care, Community, Education, Faith, Heritage and Strata sectors, announced the appointment of Michael Grantham as a non-executive director to its board.
Michael’s expertise in transformational change will help ensure that Ansvar is in a strong technological position to remain market leader in its specialty sectors. With over 30 years’ experience as an information and communications technology professional, Michael will assist Ansvar accelerate its IT strategy, embracing new technologies and maximising on the opportunity from the digital disruption currently impacting the industry.
Michael is a former director of CGU Australia Limited, CGU Insurance Limited and Insurer Network Services and has also held a number of CIO positions with CGU Insurance, Australian Customs and Border Protection and Tenix.
“We are excited to welcome Michael to the Ansvar board. His vast industry experience and digital expertise is the perfect complement to Ansvar’s commitment to continual improvement and technological innovation,” said Warren Hutcheon, CEO Ansvar Insurance.
“Our board are delighted to have secured the services of Michael. Not only does he know the insurance industry well, he brings excellent commercial judgement and great expertise and experience in the IT and digital space which is becoming so much more important to the success of organisations like Ansvar. His skills and experience are also complimentary to the existing skills and experiences of the current board,” said Nick Barnett, Chairman Ansvar Insurance.
“My role on the board will not be just about accelerating Ansvar’s strategy, but helping them define what a future IT environment looks like for the company. I am excited to bring a fresh set of eyes to the Ansvar board,” said Grantham.
Ansvar also announced Professor Jennifer George and Mr Bruce Harris have retired as directors of Ansvar at the end of their terms after 11 and six years of service respectively.
“Ansvar thanks Professor George and Mr Harris for their strong and valued contributions to Ansvar and their positive impact on the organisation. We wish them both the very best for the future” said Hutcheon.