MLC Life Insurance boosts its group insurance credentials with new appointment

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MLC Life Insurance continues to bolster its focus on group insurance with the appointment of Andrea Forbes, Executive Lead – Relationship Management, Group Insurance.

Ms Forbes, the former Director of the Commercial Policy and Risk team at NSW Treasury, has today joined MLC Life Insurance and will report directly to Sean McCormack, Chief of Group & Retail Partners as a member of his leadership team.

Ms Forbes’ main responsibility will be to drive retention and deep engagement with existing and prospective clients, while contributing to the development of the life insurer’s growing group insurance business.

Sean McCormack, Chief of Group & Retail Partners, MLC Life Insurance said: “Andrea is a highly respected leader in financial services and government sectors. Her experience will be an invaluable addition to the group insurance team as we continue to evolve to meet the needs of members, superfunds and trustees.”

Ms Forbes’ brings strong strategic and stakeholder management skills and a track record of balancing customer outcomes with commercial objectives. Most recently, she led NSW Treasury’s Commercial Policy team delivering new policies on board governance and executive remuneration for the state’s commercial businesses such as TCorp and Sydney Water. Prior to this, Ms Forbes was Executive General Manager, Strategy, Education and External Relations at Sunsuper.

Since becoming a member of the Nippon Life Insurance Group, MLC Life Insurance has delivered several technology enhancements, significantly investing in our people, processes and technology.

“We are delivering a massive, $600m investment in our technology transformation, including digital and data, infrastructure, and support services to better serve our funds and their members. LifeView, for example, provides us with a digital capability that gives trustees a genuine point of difference for fund members’ insurance needs as well as integrated insurance experiences for administrators,” said Mr McCormack.

MLC Life Insurance provides group insurance for MLC Super, Maritime Super, Vision Super and Qantas Super, amongst others.

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