She was previously the Head of Property & Casualty (P&C) Underwriting, Asia and Australia & New Zealand, Swiss Re, based in Singapore and is a director and Chair of Swiss Re Australia Ltd.
The appointment reflects the ICA's commitment from the leaders of Australia's general insurance sector to ensuring the industry is well-placed to respond to and drive the many strategic challenges and opportunities facing the sector.
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Quotes attributable to ICA President Nick Hawkins:
"The Board is pleased Sharon has joined the Board of the Insurance Council.
"The Board has a good mix of general and speciality insurers as well as our industry's key reinsurers, providing a range of perspectives on the issues we face.
"We look forward to drawing on Sharon's broad knowledge of reinsurance and financial services as well as her regulatory experience in Singapore."