Executive Director and CEO, Insurance Council of Australia
Robert Whelan has guided Australia’s insurance industry through some of the most challenging issues of the past few decades, including 2010-11 season of natural disasters, the National Disaster Insurance Review, the Northern Australia Insurance Premiums Taskforce, Financial System Inquiry and five changes In Prime Minister.
Rob joined the Insurance Council of Australia on March 22, 2010, after a highly successful career in a diverse range of roles within the insurance, banking and healthcare sectors.
He has particularly strong experience in managing the corporate affairs and policy functions in major insurers including AAMI and Suncorp, as well as extensive general business management experience in broader financial services with companies including AMP, Legal & General and Colonial Mutual.
He is highly regarded as a leader in the development of public policy, and has worked extensively with regulatory bodies, government and consumer groups. Rob's strong background in stakeholder management and his proven track record in delivering solutions to complex business operations ensure he is a driving force with the ability to deliver results for members of the Insurance Council of Australia.