MLC Life Insurance appoints new Chief Life Insurance Officer | MLC Life Insurance
Media release

13 January 2021

MLC Life Insurance appoints new Chief Life Insurance Officer

MLC Life Insurance has appointed Michael Rogers as its Chief Life Insurance Officer, overseeing the company’s insurance operations and delivery to customers, advisers, and superannuation funds.

Michael will officially join MLC Life Insurance on 27 January and replace outgoing Chief Life Insurance Officer, Sean McCormack, who will leave the life insurer on 26 February.

Reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer, Rodney Cook, Michael will lead the Life Insurance Team, responsible for the company's group and retail distribution channels, underwriting, operations, pricing, product, brand and marketing units.

Michael is an experienced financial services executive, having worked in Australia and the UK. He has spent over fifteen years in general manager and director positions in life insurance and wealth management, specifically with AXA in Australia and the UK, as well as AMP. Michael was also General Manager for Insurance at QSuper, where he led the design and implementation of its start-up insurance company, QInsure.

Rodney Cook, Chief Executive Officer, MLC Life Insurance, says Michael’s appointment will be instrumental in supporting the company’s strategic direction. 

“Michael’s appointment, in addition to the recent capital injection from Nippon Life and NAB, demonstrates that we are on the right path, despite the fast-changing operating environment we face. While we acknowledge that we have work to do to rebuild positive relationships with our advice partners after our service deteriorated following the recent technology upgrade, we are confident that, once overcome, we will deliver a superior service over time.

“In a fast-changing operating environment, which has been exacerbated by the impacts of COVID-19, we are setting ourselves up to be sustainable in the long-term, meaning we will continue to deliver on the promises we make to our customers and business partners. Today’s appointment shows we are doing this.” 

Michael Rogers, Chief Life Insurance Officer, said:

“I’m delighted to be joining MLC Life Insurance at such a critical time for the company and the life insurance industry. I’m aware of the challenges we face as a business after a difficult 2020. We need to work hard to restore trust amongst advisers and licensees and our team is ready to do that. I look forward to working with Rodney and the MLC Life Insurance leadership team.”