James Minto

James Minto

Mr Minto held a diverse career in financial services, with a strong ongoing focus in the areas risk management, technology, sustainability and regulation. 

Mr Minto was CEO and Managing Director for TAL Limited (renamed from TOWER Australia) from 2006-2015, and for a number of TAL/TOWER companies over previous 16 years including being the overall TOWER Group Managing Director. As part of his earlier portfolio Mr Minto was CEO of TOWER Health & Life which was the second largest health insurer in NZ as well as being a life insurance company.

When TAL Limited was purchased by Dai-ichi Life in 2011, he was appointed as a member of the Tokyo Executive: a rare opportunity for a Japanese company operating in Australia. He continues his role as director for Dai-ichi Life Asia Pacific in Singapore, is a director of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, a director of Equity Trustees Limited and Chairman of NZ life insurer Partners Life Limited. He is also Chair of the Insurance in Superannuation Working Group.

Mr Minto a fellow of the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is the Australian Ambassador for the International Insurance Society.


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