Pacific Life Re has announced the appointment of Andrew Gill as Managing Director of the its Australia and Asia business units.
Currently serving as Managing Director of Pacific Life Re Australia (as well as a member of the company’s global executive team) Gill has so far lead the Australian team to establish key partnerships with many of the leading Group and Retail insurers.
He also oversaw the introduction of the online comparison service UnderwriteMe to the Australian market.
Pacific Life Re and UnderwriteMe began collaborating last October on a system that combines text mining and machine learning techniques to process unstructured medical textual data, such as doctors’ reports on life and health insurance applicants and claimants.
Gill, who also serves as a member of Pacific Life Re’s global executive team, brings over 20 years’ experience in the life insurance industry, working in a variety of roles ranging from Appointed Actuary to business development and marketing across Australia and several locations worldwide.
“With Asia poised to become the next high-growth market, we are more committed than ever to further build on our high-calibre team so that we can continue to deliver outstanding levels of support to our clients in Asia,” said David Howell, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Life Re.
“Given Andrew’s successful track record in Australia and his vast and varied experience, we are confident that he has the right expertise and knowledge to lead the Asia team as they continue to grow rapidly.”
Commenting on his appointment, Gill added, “Over the last few years, our Asia offices have grown from strength to strength whereby we are now seen as a highly credible player in many markets.”
“Building on this, my team and I will continue to work closely with our insurance partners to develop unique propositions that deliver to those partners a genuine comparative advantage.”