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The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd board of directors are:

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Katrina Barry

Independent Director

As Managing Director at Contiki Holidays, Katrina looks after the Australian business in addition to regional operations and overseeing the Busabout brand.
 
Prior to joining Contiki, Katrina spent 2.5 years with BT Financial in senior leadership roles leading various direct businesses, and digital, marketing and customer experience across multiple brands.  Previous to that she spent 7 years with the Virgin Group where she held a variety of roles from leading strategy at Virgin Money, to investment management with Virgin’s Private Equity arm, to being one of the founders of Virgin Active gyms in Australia.  Prior to joining the Virgin Group, Katrina worked as a management consultant, for many years with McKinsey and Company.
 
Katrina holds Commerce and Law degrees from the University of Auckland.  She is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a previous Director of various Virgin and BT businesses.

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Ellen (Ellie) Comerford

Independant Director

Ellie Comerford has worked for more than 30 years in financial services in Australia and overseas across a number of banking and insurance businesses. Ellie's responsibilities covered both executive and directorship roles and experiences gained include strategy planning and business development, commercial and operation management, product and relationship management, with ongoing focus on leadership development and people engagement.

For the last 5 years Ellie was CEO and Managing Director of Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia an ASX top 200 listed company. Before joining Genworth, Ellie worked at First American Financial Corporation, a leading global title and specialty insurance company for close to a decade.

Ellie is a member of Chief Executive Women, an organisation focused on increasing women's representation in senior leadership across Australia. As a passionate advocate of corporate social responsibility, Ellie has also championed a number of initiatives over time with various community partners including those addressing the challenge of disability and homelessness in Australia e.g. Vinnie's CEO Sleepout and Forsight Foundation. Ellie also has worked with the Australian Business Community Network Council and other business leaders to provide opportunities and learning skills to both leaders of low socio-economic schools and disadvantaged students.

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Richard Enthoven

Non-Independent Executive Director

Richard Enthoven is the Founder of The Hollard Insurance Company and the co-founder of Greenstone Ltd. He currently serves as the CEO of The Hollard Insurance Company and is a director of Greenstone.  He has also served as a director of The Hollard Insurance Company and The Hollard Life Insurance Company in South Africa since 2004, including Chairman of both companies from 2008 to 2014.
 
Richard is also a director of the Insurance Council of Australia and serves on the Advisory Board of Head Over Heels, a not-for-profit organisation that supports a portfolio of high-potential women-owned businesses.
 
Richard holds a Master of Science from the London School of Economics and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California.

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Andrew Kearnan

Independent Director

Andrew Kearnan joined the Board formally in June 2014 but has been an adviser to the Board since 2010. He has more than 20 years experience working in, and analysing, insurance companies with a strong track record of success as both an investment analyst and company executive.

Andrew spent the last 18 years as the lead insurance analyst for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Australia, where he was also head of Research and sat on the Merrill Lynch Equities Australia Board as an Executive. Through this period Andrew has developed significant expertise on Australian and global investment markets.

Andrew has an undergraduate Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biochemistry as well as an MBA with a Finance stream major. He is married with twin daughters and lives in Sydney.

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David Matcham

Independent Director

David Matcham joined Hollard in 2009 after working at Lumley Insurance for 32 years from 1977. David was the Managing Director at Lumley from 1999 until 2003. Upon acquisition by Wesfarmers in 2003, David became the CEO and retired in 2009.  In October 2010 David was appointed as CEO of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation for a three year term.

David is a former Director of the Insurance Council of Australia and a former Director and Chair of the CREATE Foundation, a not for profit organisation which aims to improve the quality of lives of children in care.

David attended University of Technology, Sydney where he graduated with a B. Bus., Management with Finance in 1988.

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Tony Richardson

Independent Director

Tony Richardson started his insurance career as a junior underwriter with Commercial Union in Melbourne in 1973. He moved to Munich Re in 1977, and opened a branch for American Re in Melbourne in 1982.

In 1983 Tony and family relocated from Melbourne to Singapore to open American Re’s Asian operations, specifically to write direct (non-broker) reinsurance in the ASEAN countries, plus Hong Kong, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and India. This was a very exciting time to be in Asia in a period of rapid growth throughout the region.

Tony moved back to Australia in 1990 and started as CEO for American Re for Australia and NZ in 1991. Tony managed American Re’s Asia Pacific business from 1999 until Munich Re merged the Asia Pacific operations in 2002. From 2003 until mid-2007 Tony was Operations Manager at IAG Re, the captive reinsurer for IAG. Since 2007 he has been consulting with Vitruvian Group, a Sydney based consulting business owned by Richard Yee.

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Duncan West

Independent Director & Chairman

Duncan West is a former CEO of Vero Insurance (1998-2007) and CGU Insurance (2008-2011) as well as EGM for Insurance at Nab Wealth (2011-2013). He is a past president of Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance and has been a director since 2002.

He is currently a Director of Lawcover Insurance, Avant Insurance, The Doctors Health Fund and Hallmark Life and General Insurance companies. In addition to this he is a member of the World Vision Business Advisory Council. Duncan has over 30 years experience in Insurance and Financial Services, starting with Royal Insurance in the UK in 1983, working in India from 1995 to 1998 and then in Australia.

Duncan has a BSc (honours) in Economics, is a Fellow of the CII and a senior associate of ANZIIF. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and past Chairman of National Transport Insurance.