Global reinsurer Munich Re has announced the appointment of Scott Hawkins to succeed Ralph Ronnenberg as Managing Director of Australasia, effective April 1st, 2021.
In his new role, Hawkins takes on responsibility for overseeing the leadership and strategic steering of the firm’s operations in Australia and New Zealand, as well as serving as Principal Officer of Munich Holdings Australasia.
He will be based in Sydney and will report to Tobias Farny, Chief Executive, Asia Pacific – Greater China and Australia / New Zealand.
Hawkins takes over the role from Ronnenberg, who is returning to Munich Re’s head office in Germany to assume responsibility as Head of Reinsurance Controlling for the Group.
Farny commented: “We are pleased to appoint Scott Hawkins as our Managing Director for Australasia. Scott has a proven track record in strategically managing significant reinsurance transactions and in developing innovative risk solutions. I am convinced his deep technical expertise and strong client focus will position him well to lead our Australasia business into the next stage of its development.
“I would also like to thank Ralph Ronnenberg for his strong contribution to successfully developing the business over the past five years.”
Hawkins brings more than 25 years of non-life insurance and reinsurance experience to the role. He joined Munich Re Australia in 2005 and has held the role of Head of Non-Life for the past six years.