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IAIS names Jonathan Dixon as new Secretary General

14th February 2017 - Author: Staff Writer

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) has named Jonathan Dixon as the successor to long-time Secretary General Yoshihiro Kawai.

Dixon will commence his new role in November this year, following the IAIS Annual Conference.

Victoria Saporta, Chair of the IAIS Executive Committee, commented on the appointment; “Jonathan Dixon brings a unique combination of proven insurance supervisory experience with global leadership on key insurance initiatives.

“I have worked alongside Jonathan for several years and have been impressed by his commitment to the mission of the IAIS, his pragmatic and proportionate approach to insurance supervision, his inclusiveness in reaching out and building strong partnerships and, ultimately, his track record of delivering on a vision.”

Dixon has actively contributed to the IAIS since 2009, beginning as IAIS Executive Committee member, and from 2012 acted as Chair of the Implementation Committee.


Among other accomplishments, he spearheaded the creation of a Coordinated Implementation Framework for maximising the impact of IAIS implementation initiatives and was part of a small leadership team that developed the current IAIS five-year strategic plan.

Dixon worked as Chair of the Governing Council for the Access to Insurance Initiative, where he’s been a highly regarded leader on inclusive and responsible insurance.

He has also served as Deputy Executive Officer of the Financial Services Board of South Africa since 2008, where he oversaw insurance regulation and supervision.

The IAIS was established in 1994 to represent insurance regulators and supervisors in nearly 140 countries, constituting 97% of the world’s insurance premiums.

It works to promote effective and globally consistent supervision of the insurance industry to develop and maintain fair, safe and stable insurance markets and contribute to global financial stability.

Dixon joins the Secretariat on 1 September as part of a two-month transition before taking over as Secretary General after the end of the IAIS’s Annual Conference.

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