Ansvar Insurance, Australia’s leading insurance provider for the care, community, education, faith and heritage sectors today announced that Simon Munday has been appointed to the position of CFO. In this role Munday will be responsible for all aspects of financial management with particular focus on partnering with the commercial areas of the business to improve the quality of management information and drive improved performance. Simon replaces former CFO Deirdre Blythe.
Munday had been acting CFO on two occasions, once in 2014 and most recently since March and held the position of Financial Controller at Ansvar for the past two years. Prior to joining Ansvar, Munday held senior financial positions at Ernst & Young both in Australia and the United Kingdom.
“I am very excited about taking on the role of CFO and working with our CEO, Warren Hutcheon and the executive team to deliver Ansvar’s strategy and strengthen the company’s position as a leader in its specialist sectors,” says Munday.
“Simon is well qualified for the role and brings a depth of knowledge and experience of the Ansvar Business to the fore. Further, we are delighted to promote from within as this demonstrates the calibre of our current team. Simon’s experience in the market is a tribute to his hard work and commitment to the role when he was previously acting CFO. The board and I congratulate him on this well-deserved appointment,” said Warren Hutcheon, CEO Ansvar Insurance.
Ansvar has also appointed David Lubbe to the role of Risk Solutions Advisor covering West Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. In this role Lubbe will be responsible for providing a professional risk management service to both clients and brokers across the three territories.
Prior to joining Ansvar, Lubbe worked within the enterprise risk management team at RAC Insurance in Perth. Lubbe also has several years’ experience as a risk surveyor in South Africa where he gained practical experience across a broad spectrum of industries including, petro-chemical, gas production and extensive experience in engineering.
“I am looking forward to working with our customers to help them identify and manage their risk. As part of my new role, I will be developing tailored risk solutions which will offer value to our customers and protect their business from potential losses. I am thrilled to be part of the Ansvar team,” said Lubbe.
“We are excited David has joined the Ansvar team. His past experience as a risk surveyor, at the international level, has given David the skills to conduct assessments of various sites as well as develop innovative ways to mitigate risk across a wide range of business,” said Warren Hutcheon, CEO of Ansvar Insurance.