Meet the team - Life & Health Client Management
Swiss Re Australia & New Zealand

Leigh Watson
Head of Life & Health
T. +61 2 8295 9667

I’m proud to be leading a diverse team here in Australia and New Zealand. With diversity comes variety of experiences, both local and international, which can provide a wealth of knowledge in supporting the needs of our clients. With more than 30 years of life insurance and related market experience in Australia, Asia and the UK, I look to bring insights that make a difference for our clients. I believe in trusting relationships as a platform to help you grow and succeed, through providing relevant and innovative reinsurance solutions.

Kresh  Wright
Client Manager
T. +61 2 8295 9794

Over the past 11 years at Swiss Re, I have built up experience in pricing, reserving and risk management across our Life and Health business. I've been fortunate to gain different perspectives and insights from working in a number of Swiss Re's markets globally, including the UK, Japan and Australia as well as back at home in New Zealand, where my career as an actuary began.

Life & health insurance, which is crucial to us and to our communities, can also be so complex. I look forward to working together with our clients in Australia and New Zealand, to build and deliver solutions which make a difference for our customers.

George Stavliotis
Client Manager
T. +61 2 8295 9582

I am passionate about collaborating with our clients and delivering on corporate objectives by developing strong business relationships based on trust and the mutual goal of success. Working in the life insurance industry for more than 15 years has given me a unique insight into various segments of the market including retail advice, group risk and direct products. Moving between product management and distribution roles, on both the insurer and reinsurer side, has allowed me to engage stakeholders across the entire value chain.

Bronwyn Kirwan
Head of ANZ Solutions Group
T. +61 2 8295 9883

Bronwyn is Head of Swiss Re's ANZ Solutions Group for Australia and New Zealand, encompassing their Direct Life business of 140,000 customers and their strategy and proposition innovation team, responsible for the market leading response to ageing Australia – Swiss Re Through Retirement.

Originally from New Zealand, Bronwyn has a background in IFA distribution management, having managed sales teams in New Zealand and the UK, and more recently as the CEO of one of New Zealand's most successful IFA networks (SHARE NZ).

Dean Mulheron
Market Solutions Manager
T. +61 2 8295 9538

With more than 10 years’ experience working in the superannuation and life insurance industry, I have had the opportunity to hold a number of product development and relationship roles across funds, insurers and now reinsurance. This experience has given me a broad perspective into the challenges of the market, with the need to remain innovative and develop customer centric solutions – something I look forward to working with our clients on.

Ringo Lam
Client Management Consultant
T. +61 2 8295 9897

With more than 9 years' experience working in product and proposition development in the life insurance industry, delivering solutions in the retail advice and direct distribution space. In the past 3 years at Swiss Re, I have had the opportunity to expand into group risk, challenging the market and developing innovative solutions across all channels. I look to leverage this experience and knowledge to partner with our clients in creating mutually successfully solutions.

Dasha Lobanova
Client Management Consultant
T. +61 2 8295 9886

Prior to joining the team at Swiss Re I had over 6 years' experience working in independent financial advice across - group, retail and investments. This has allowed me to gain a deep understanding of the customer perspective as well as an appreciation of the important role that life insurance plays in the lives of individuals, families and society as a whole. My educational background spans across multiple disciplines such as financial planning, management, sociology and design, which I hope to be able to draw upon in helping clients achieve their strategic objectives.

Jennifer Carpenter
Management Assistant
T. +61 2 8295 9864

My role is to provide administration support to the Head of Life & Health Australia and New Zealand. Every day is different and brings with it a new challenge – but that’s what I love!