Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, the commercial insurance arm of Swiss Re, have announced the appointment of Melanie Slack as head UK, Ireland, SA & EMEA wholesale, effective 1 May 2021.
In her new role, she will have responsibility for managing the strategy, development and performance of the business’ presence in the British, Irish and South African corporate insurance markets.
She currently serves as country head Australia and New Zealand at Swiss Re CorSo and will relocate from Sydney to London to take up her new role.
Slack joined Swiss Re back in 2001, where she gained international experience in various senior management positions in Underwriting, Internal Audit and Public Private Partnerships. She has over three decades of (re)insurance industry experience and has worked in Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Switzerland, the UK and the U.S.
With this appointment, Slack also undertakes the role of branch manager of Swiss Re International SE UK branch, subject to regulatory approval.
Fred Kleiterp, chief executive officer Europe, Middle East & Africa at Swiss Re CorSo, commented: “We are thrilled to have a talent like Melanie to head our teams in the UK, Ireland and South Africa and I am proud that we have been able to fill this role internally. Melanie is a seasoned leader and has been instrumental in the growth of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in Australia and New Zealand.
“With Melanie’s wealth of re/insurance industry expertise, I am confident that we will continue to deliver a comprehensive commercial insurance offering to our customers in the UK, Ireland and South Africa and further grow with our differentiating capabilities such as Innovative Risk Solutions.”