Meet the team - Property & Casualty

Trent Thomson
Head Client Management P&C Aus & NZ

T. +61 2 8295 9562
M. +61 438 740 136

After five years with Swiss Re in the US, Trent Thomson re-joined the Australia & New Zealand business in January 2019 as Head of Property & Casualty Client Markets. Trent was previously Casualty Treaty Manager ANZ before moving to the US to lead R&N Casualty Treaty. He has worked in re/insurance for more than 20 years, and most recently, he led the Casualty treaty underwriting and costing team for our US Global clients.

David Sinai
Head Property Underwriting ANZ
T. +61 2 8295 9509

I joined Swiss Re more than 20 years ago as a natural catastrophe analyst, after graduating with an Honours degree in Earth Sciences. I soon moved into property treaty underwriting, finding a strong intersection between my studies and the risk drivers of property reinsurance. To this day I remain passionate about applying critical thinking to the challenges presented by my role, as our world and environment constantly change around us. Away from the office I enjoy family time and outdoor activities.

Nick Sordon
Head Casualty Underwriting ANZ
T. +61 8295 9719

Over the 24 years of my career I've worked for a number of direct insurance companies, mainly in a liability underwriting capacity as well as some years as a liability risk surveyor. In 2005, I joined Swiss Re Facultative underwriting team, transitioning to Treaty in 2010. In 2017, a pinnacle of my career was joining the ranks of Swiss Re's Underwriting Experts, who represent the highest level of Underwriting Authority. Casualty is a segment where I am continually learning new things. The landscape constantly changes given that Casualty is heavily intertwined with legal, economic and societal changes. For this reason I am also passionate about Emerging Risks and value opportunities to be a discussion partner with clients on new exposures.

Jimi Groom
Head P&C Claims ANZ    
T. +61 2 8295 9671
M. +61 413 386 938

Jimi has been Head of P&C Business Management ANZ since July 2014, after heading up the UK & Ireland Claims team.  He joined Swiss Re in 2003 from Groupama Insurance and prior to that with Chubb Insurance & GAB Robins Loss Adjusters in a number of Claims roles. 

Jimi holds a Master of Law and Bachelor of Law degree and is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute professional designation.

Andrea Dry
Senior Client Manager
T. +61 2 8295 9537
M. +61 448 071 825

Andrea brings more than 20 years' experience in underwriting, actuarial, and relationship management across the (re)insurance industry. Andrea is deeply interested in both the technical and human elements of our business. She holds a Bachelors Degree of Science, Operations Research, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology.

Andrew Davidson
Senior Client Manager
T. +61 2 8295 9563
M. +61 417 282 869

Over twenty years in re/insurance has provided me with a breadth of global experience across life and health, investments and for the bulk of my career, property and casualty. This knowledge helps me to navigate the complexities of modern corporate structures. Delivering  authentic customer advocacy is my work passion. Passion for water sports and family keeps me balanced.

Laura Wood
Senior Client Manager
T. +61 2 8295 9792
M. +61 411 827 734

I joined the industry for the numbers but I stay for the people! My role is to add value to Swiss Re and our clients via a focus on capital and risk motivated transactions. A qualified actuary by trade, I started my career in London and have since then gained 15 years’ experience in re/insurance and broking.

Nikki Lovett
Client Manager
T. +61 2 8295 9808
M. +61 450 765 455

Since joining the industry in 1994, I’ve enjoyed a variety of claims and underwriting roles across both property and liability – this included six years in London working for a global loss adjuster as marketing manager dealing with large catastrophes. I’m passionate about client engagement and am active in the industry through my involvement with the NSW Reinsurance Discussion Group.

Vanessa Hutcheon
Client Manager
T. +61 2 8295 9807
M. +61 408 990 615

The last twenty years in the re/insurance industry has been an ever-changing journey. From personal home and motor insurance sales to reinsurance claims, casualty underwriting and client management. Supporting clients navigate through the constantly evolving risk landscape is my passion. If you are not riding the wave of change you will find yourself beneath it.

Evelyn Chow
Head Actuarial & Reserving P&C ANZ    
T. +61 2 8295 9503

Evelyn joined Swiss Re in Feb 2016 with over 20 years of experience in the general insurance industry. She is the Appointed
Actuary (AA) for the two Swiss Re Australian branches for P&C Reinsurance and Corso.
Evelyn is a Fellow of the Australian Actuaries Institute and holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of NSW. Prior to Swiss Re,
Evelyn held a similar role as the AA for reinsurance and insurance branches of WR Berkley in the APAC region. She has also spent many years in
consulting (including Taylor Fry, Tillinghast, PwC and on her own) working with different clients on a variety of assignments including reserving,
pricing, reinsurance structuring and capital management projects.