Reinsurance giant Swiss Re’s commercial insurance arm, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions (Swiss Re CorSo), has named Melanie Slack as Head UK, Ireland, SA & EMEA Wholesale, effective May 1st, 2021.
Slack joined Swiss Re back in 2001, where she gained global experience in numerous senior management roles in underwriting, internal audit, and public private partnerships.
Currently, she serves as Country Head Australia & New Zealand at Swiss Re CorSo and will relocate to London from Sydney to take on her new role.
As Head UK, Ireland, SA & EMEA Wholesale, Slack takes on responsibility for managing the strategy, development and performance of the firm’s presence in the British, Irish, and South African corporate insurance markets.
Fred Kleiterp, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 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.”
Subject to regulatory approval, Slack also assumes the role of Branch Manager of Swiss Re International SE UK branch.
She brings more than three decades of industry experience to the role, and has worked in Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Switzerland, the UK, and the U.S.