Allianz appoints a new General Counsel and Chief General Manager, Corporate Governance

17 December 2020

Allianz Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Jodi Fullarton-Healey as General Counsel and Chief General Manager, Corporate Governance, from 1 April 2021. In addition, Helen Silver AO, who is currently Chief General Manager, Corporate Governance and Conduct, will move to the newly created role of Deputy Managing Director.

Jodi joins Allianz with 30 years’ experience in the legal sector, gained both in-house and in law firms; in Australia as well as internationally. Jodi has deep expertise in financial services, which has seen her engage with relevant regulatory authorities, government bodies and external consultants.

Having worked at ANZ Bank for the past 12 years in General Counsel roles for Institutional banking, Jodi has extensive experience in large and complex financial services organisations. At ANZ, Jodi was responsible for legal services provided to the Institutional business globally, leading a team of approximately 100 lawyers located across four continents. Prior to ANZ, Jodi worked at law firm, Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) for 18 years, with the last 11 years as a Partner, working primarily in the areas of Corporate, Structured Asset and Project Financing. During her tenure at Blake Dawson, Jodi re-located to China for three years to establish the Shanghai office, and then returned to Australia to continue representing leading financial services institutions.

Commenting on Jodi’s appointment, Allianz Australia, Managing Director, Richard Feledy said: “Jodi brings to Allianz both considerable legal domain expertise, as well as a focus on people leadership, and a deep understanding of risk and governance. We are thrilled to welcome Jodi to Allianz, to lead and execute on strategic direction in the Corporate Governance and Legal Division.”

“As a business Allianz is transforming to ensure we remain a trusted, inclusive and sustainable business for our customers, employees and community. Jodi’s considerable experience supporting transforming financial service businesses, combined with her renowned commercial acumen, will make her an excellent fit within our Australian Senior Management Team.”

In response, Jodi said: “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join Allianz Australia’s leadership team and lead the Corporate Governance and Legal Division. The ongoing regulatory changes in financial services are both a challenge and an opportunity, as we continue to evolve to meet customer and community needs. Allianz has responded swiftly in adapting to the landscape, and I look forward to working with the team to further uplift Allianz’s corporate governance and conduct.”

Commenting on Helen’s appointment, Richard said: “Helen has successfully led Allianz’s corporate governance and culture and conduct program over the past two years, and prior to this she led the Workers' Compensation Division for five years. I look forward to working with her closely in her new role, as Deputy Managing Director.”

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