MLC Life Insurance boosts group insurance credentials with new appointments | MLC Life Insurance
Media release

08 October 2020

MLC Life Insurance boosts group insurance credentials with new appointments

MLC Life Insurance has boosted its group insurance team for the future as the company focuses on providing strong value to superfunds, trustees and members.

Sean Williamson, Chief Group Insurance Officer at MLC Life Insurance, has expanded his team with a number of recent appointments that have significant industry expertise in group insurance and strong partnership credentials with superannuation funds and mastertrusts.

These appointments broaden the team's existing bench strength and include:

  • Emily Wu - General Manager, Fund Partnerships. Emily is focused on acquisition of new fund partners as well as managing relationships with existing partners. Emily has strong industry experience in group insurance having previously held product and legal roles at AIA Australia and CommInsure. Emily has experience working with large industry funds, master trusts and government funds.
  • Suzie Brown – General Manager, MLC Wealth and Corporate Partnerships. Suzie’s role will be to manage our largest partner in MLC Wealth and build out our Corporate Distribution capabilities. Prior to joining MLC Life Insurance, Suzie was the General Manager of Distribution at Integrity Life, and has management experience with large industry superannuation funds, master trusts, platforms and corporates.
  • Craig Harrison - General Manager, Product, Pricing and Proposition (Group). Craig will lead our Group Product and Pricing functions and brings extensive leadership experience and relationship building skills with funds. Craig also previously led CommInsure’s group insurance business, managing relationships with major industry fund and master trust clients.

The new appointments support the company’s ambition to partner with superannuation funds, underpinned by better digital capabilities and a deep knowledge of the issues affecting life insurance inside superannuation.

The company’s LifeView digital platform continues to be rolled out to fund partners and their members. Accessible via any device, it enables superannuation fund members to self-service such as applying for and increasing their cover online, and lodge and track the progress of claims. It also allows trustees and administrators to access real time data and analysis of their funds’ claims experience.

Sean Williamson, Chief Group Insurance Officer, said:

“Insurance inside superannuation is experiencing significant change in light of COVID-19, and we need to ensure we're providing the right support and expertise to superfunds as they navigate their way through this period. Our goal is to play a larger role in the group insurance market and genuinely challenge the more established group insurers.

"To do this we need to build our expertise and partnership credentials, and we're thrilled to appoint Suzie, Craig and Emily to our team. They have partnered with some of largest industry and retail superannuation funds and know what it means to see issues through the lens of our funds, trustees and members. "