MLC Life Insurance appoints Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer | MLC Life Insurance
Media release

28 January 2021

MLC Life Insurance appoints Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer

MLC Life Insurance has appointed Rick Wingfield as its new Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer (CITO), overseeing the company’s innovation and transformation program.

Rick will replace the current Acting CITO, Tahir Tanveer, who will ensure a smooth transition for Rick into the role over the next few months.

Rick is a highly credentialed financial services executive with a proven track record of delivering innovation and digital transformation for businesses in Australia, Europe, and Asia. Most recently, Rick was the Global CITO of Catapult, a listed sports performance technology company where he led a team of 130 people to deliver technology solutions to elite teams such as Richmond, Chelsea, Real Madrid and the New England Patriots.

Prior to this, Rick was the General Manager, Innovation at Australia Post, where he provided information, digital and technology leadership for the Communication Management Services business. He has also held the positions of Chief Information Officer at AIA Australia and was a Head of Technology at NAB, where he previously worked with MLC Life Insurance during its earlier integration with Aviva.

Rodney Cook, Chief Executive Officer, MLC Life Insurance, says Rick’s appointment is an important step forward in delivering the company’s technology transformation and business strategy.

“Rick joins us at a critical time in our journey as we deliver on our current business plans and beyond. In leading the Innovation and Transformation Division at MLC Life Insurance, he will be responsible for creating superior experiences for our customers, partners, and people, supported by technology. I look forward to him joining our senior leadership team.

Rick Wingfield, Chief Innovation and Transformation Officer, said:

“I’m excited to be joining MLC Life Insurance and re-joining the life insurance industry, which I know well. We have much work to do to improve the experience of customers and our partners when they engage with our products, services, and systems. I look forward to working with Rodney and the MLC Life Insurance leadership team.”