Integrity Life continues expansion with Board appointment and two senior hires

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Integrity Life (Integrity) has announced the appointment of Heinrich Eder to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Chairman Eric Dodd said: “Heinrich’s extensive leadership and sector experience ideally complements the expertise of my fellow Board members, and will be of great value to Integrity as it progresses from new entrant to established market player. We are very pleased to welcome Heinrich and look forward to leveraging his industry insights.”

Commenting on his new role, Heinrich said: “I’ve been watching the development of Integrity Life with interest, and greatly look forward to working with MD Chris Powell, Eric and my fellow Board members on this exciting mission which aligns with my values and my aspirations for the industry.

Heinrich joins Integrity after a 36-year career at Munich Re Group, where he spent the last decade as Managing Director, Australasia. He has held various directorships and adviser roles in insurance companies, underwriting agencies, insurance and reinsurance brokers.  Heinrich has also served as a director of the Insurance Council of Australia and ANZIIF.

Talent investment

Integrity also announced two senior hires, with Mark McCrea appointed as Operations Manager and Jacqueline Little as Head of Product.

Joining from Clearview Wealth, where he held the positon of Head of Operations, Mark brings 25 years’ worth of experience in financial services – predominantly within life insurance – with a specialisation in operational transformation and implementation.

Previously National Manager for Product Policy at ANZ, Jacqueline will leverage her extensive expertise in product development and strategy to ensure Integrity’s offering is constantly reassessed and refreshed, to continually meet advisor and client needs.

Managing Director Chris Powell said: “We are delighted to welcome Mark and Jacqueline to the team. Alongside sector specialists Suzie Brown (General Manager of Distribution), Les Jones (Head of Group Risk Distribution), Andy Todd (Head of Information Technology) and Michael Tuffy (Chief Operations Officer), we benefit from some extraordinary industry talent, all of whom share the vision to provide life insurance as it’s meant to be.”

Integrity already offers group insurance and is set to conduct a pilot of its retail products with a group of 50 specialist insurance advisers in mid-October.

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