Allianz appoints Donna Walker to Chief Technical Officer

Allianz appoints Donna Walker to Chief Technical Officer

30 October 2017

Allianz Australia has appointed highly respected industry leader Donna Walker, as Chief Technical Officer as part of its renewed focus on customers.

Donna has more than 18 years’ experience across insurance spanning a variety of roles from claims, underwriting and pricing, reinsurance and actuarial services. She joins Allianz from Insurance Australia Group (IAG) where she most recently led the CGU intermediated business as Executive General Manager, Broker Business.

Deputy Managing Director (MD) Richard Feledy, who becomes MD in January 2018, said Donna’s broad insurance background and proven leadership experience made her perfect for the role.

“Donna will be key to looking more broadly at our business and driving innovation across our technical capabilities. Her deep commercial knowledge will make a strong contribution to our product and service models, while helping us drive our renewed focus on customers. I’m delighted that she is joining our leadership team.”

Donna is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has been a member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) Board since March 2017 and is a passionate champion of diversity and inclusion, having served as chair of IAG’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Group.

Donna will begin her new role on 5 December 2017.