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Andrew Doran takes Chief Underwriter role at Pacific Life Re

7th April 2022 - Author: Matt Sheehan

Pacific Life Re has announced the appointment of Andrew Doran as Chief Underwriter, taking over from Warren Copp who will be retiring at the end of 2022.

Pacific Life ReDoran has almost 20 years of experience in the life and health insurance industry across the UK and Asia markets.

He joined Pacific Life Re from Aviva in April 2020 as Head of Underwriting & Claims for Asia.

As Chief Underwriter, Andrew will be responsible for the Underwriting and Claims functions across the Division, working closely with each Business Unit to implement the overall strategy.

Alongside his Chief Underwriter role, Andy will continue with his current responsibilities, and be based in Singapore.

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Outgoing Chief Underwriter Copp was part of the founding Executive Team of Pacific Life Re and, since 2017, has been responsible for the Pacific Life Re investment in UnderwriteMe, chairing the various boards.

Copp will also be passing on his Chair of UnderwriteMe role to Michelle Moloney, who joined Pacific Life Re in 2021 as Division Chief Risk Officer, and has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry.

“Over the years, Warren has been instrumental in leading the growth of our global underwriting and claims teams,” said Doran.

“I have big shoes to fill, but I am excited and proud to be taking on this role. The underwriting and claims profession continues to evolve, and is going through some very exciting changes. I am looking forward to working closely with my colleagues in taking on these challenges and grow our global business. I wish Warren all the very best in his retirement.”

“I have been fortunate to be involved in building two fantastic companies from the very beginning,” added Copp.

“I wish Andy and Michelle the very best. I am excited to watch the next stage of development of Pacific Life Re and UnderwriteMe with both businesses in the very best of hands.”

Moloney further commented: “I am excited to be part of such an innovative company that makes smart look simple. We have reached a tipping point where underwriting processes are transforming at incredible speed. UnderwriteMe is one of the few technology solutions that can not only keep pace but gives you the edge.”

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