ICA hot topics and strategic priorities
The FSAA is proud to welcome the CEO of the Insurance Council of Australia to discuss some of the hot topics on their radar and strategic priorities for the year ahead. The insurance industry is currently faced with a variety of challenges and the ICA is at the forefront of this for the sector. Issues such as affordability, BI Test case, climate change, mitigation, vulnerability & hardship, Indigenous Australians and other transparency topics are front of mind. Over the course of the webinar Andrew and colleagues will shed some light on ICA activities in this space, the BI test case and also allow time for Q&A.
Andrew Hall, Executive Director and CEO, Insurance Council of Australia
Andrew joined the Insurance Council of Australia in September 2020 from the Commonwealth Bank, where he served as Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs, for seven years. At CBA he was responsible for the management of CBA’s corporate reputation, public affairs and sustainability.
He was previously Director of Corporate and Public Affairs for Woolworths Limited for six years, overseeing a similar portfolio and participating as a member of the Management Board.
Andrew’s professional career started as a journalist in regional New South Wales in 1994, before moving to Canberra in 1996 where he worked in federal politics for 10 years as a ministerial media advisor. From 2001 to 2007 he was the Federal Director of the Nationals, leading the party as campaign director for federal elections.
His expertise in the corporate affairs profession has been recognised with admission to the Arthur W. Page Society, recognition in the International Top 50 Corporate Affairs Professionals (Salt & Shein 2014) and in the inaugural award of Top 50 Outstanding LGBTI Leaders in Australia (Deloitte 2016) for his work in leadership roles, diversity and on the Board of Equality Australia for the marriage equality campaign.
He has extensive experience in governance, both in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. He serves on the boards of Rural Aid and The Avner Pancreatic Cancer Foundation..