22 October – Following its meeting in Amsterdam today, the GFIA has announced the appointment of Governor Dirk Kempthorne as its new chair, for a two-year term. Governor Kempthorne replaces Frank Swedlove, the inaugural chair of the GFIA, who will remain as a member of the executive committee as past chair.
"I’m honoured to be elected as chair of the GFIA and will continue the good work of Frank Swedlove and all those involved with the GFIA in providing a global voice for the insurance industry” said Governor Dirk Kempthorne, president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers. "It’s an exciting time for the GFIA and I am committed to delivering on its key priorities.”
Robert Whelan, executive director and CEO of Insurance Council of Australia, becomes the membership executive, replacing Leigh Ann Pusey. The vice-chair, Recaredo Arias (Association of Mexican Insurance Companies), treasurer, Shizuharu Kubono (Life Insurance Association of Japan) and secretary, Michaela Koller (Insurance Europe) all remain in their posts.