AIA Appoints Jayne Plunkett as Group Chief Risk Officer

(BUSINESSNEWSASIA) – AIA Group Limited announced that Jayne Plunkett will join AIA as Group Chief Risk Officer with effect from 1 November 2019. Jayne will be a member of the Group Executive Committee and will report to Ng Keng Hooi, Group Chief Executive and President.

Jayne joins AIA Group from Swiss Re where she was Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance Asia, Regional President Asia and member of the Group Executive Committee, responsible for Swiss Re’s businesses across Asia.

Ng Keng Hooi said, “Jayne is a widely-respected insurance professional across Asia’s insurance sector with a proven track record of success. I know that we will benefit from the breadth and depth of Jayne’s experience and I am delighted to welcome her to AIA to lead our Group Risk and Compliance function.”

Plunkett said, “I am excited to be joining AIA, which has consistently delivered an exceptional track record of growth. I look forward to working with AIA’s high-calibre team to contribute to the Company’s ongoing success as one of the world’s leading insurers.”

Jayne has been with Swiss Re since 2006 and prior to her current position, she held senior roles in Asia including as Head of Casualty Underwriting for the region and the global position as Head of Casualty Reinsurance, also managing the unit dealing with large and complex transactions.

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Jayne was previously at GE Insurance Solutions before its acquisition by Swiss Re and she started her career at John Deere Insurance Company in 1992. Jayne is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

Jayne succeeds Mitch New, who assumed the role of Group Chief Risk Officer in March 2019 on an interim basis, following the departure of Jon Nielson. Mitch New continues in his role as Group General Counsel at AIA.