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ARPC CEO appointed 2020 IFTRIP President

Dr Christopher Wallace, CEO of Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC), has been appointed incoming President of the International Forum of Terrorism Risk (Re)Insurance Pools (IFTRIP) for 2020. Dr Wallace’s appointment was announced at the IFTRIP annual conference in Brussels last month and he will assume his new IFTRIP role from January 2020.

IFTRIP is an international forum of national terrorism insurance pools which provides members with access to shared expertise and experience to help combat potential major economic loss resulting from terrorism*.

“I feel honoured to be appointed President of IFTRIP, which has improved cooperation and goodwill between national terrorism insurance pools at a time of rapidly evolving terrorism trends,” said Dr Wallace. “During my tenure as President, I look forward to extending IFTRIP’s membership outreach to Asian insurance markets and highlighting the human impact of terrorism,” he said.

“I also recognise and thank Mr Francois Vilnet for his strong leadership in developing IFTRIP as its inaugural President.” Dr Wallace will replace Mr Vilnet, a previous Chairman of French reinsurance pool GAREAT.

The next annual IFTRIP conference, which brings together one of the largest gatherings of terrorism (re)insurers, experts, academics and thought leaders from all four continents, will take place in the US capital of Washington DC on 2-3 June 2020. For more information on IFTRIP, visit https://iftrip.org/

Media Inquiries: Dr Christopher Wallace, ARPC Chief Executive P: +61 2 8223 6777.

E: [email protected]


*The following institutions are members, observers or invitees of IFTRIP: Australia (ARPC); Austria (GRAWE); Belgium (TRIP); Denmark (FINANSTILSYNET); France (GAREAT, CCR); Germany (Extremus); India (GIC); Israel (ITC); Namibia (NASRIA); Netherlands (NHT); Russia (RATIP); South Africa (SASRIA); Spain (CCS); USA (TRIP); UK (Pool Re), Sri Lanka and Nepal.