24 November 2022
Dr Christopher Wallace, Chief Executive of Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC), has announced the appointment of Victoria Simpson as Chief Operating Officer. Victoria is an actuary and leader with extensive financial services industry experience in strategy, customer experience and marketing, and insurance operations and product management.
Victoria joins ARPC from Avant Law, a commercial law firm and subsidiary of Avant Mutual, where she has been Chief Operating Officer. Previously she was Head of Group Strategy & Portfolio Management Office at Avant Mutual, which is Australia’s largest Medical Defence Organisation providing indemnity insurance, business insurance and legal services to doctors.
Victoria’s career also includes 14 years at AMP where she was most recently Head of Insurance Proposition, and earlier as Head of Product, Head of Customer Lifetime Management, Head of Strategic Marketing – Wealth and Insurance and Pricing Actuary.
She began her career as an actuary at Canada Life in County Dublin in Ireland.
“Victoria has deep expertise in customer experience and marketing, and a solid background in insurance product management and strategy,” says Dr Christopher Wallace, ARPC Chief Executive. “Her actuarial and computer science skillset will also be an asset to ARPC in its current phase of growth as we implement the Cyclone Reinsurance Pool.”
Victoria holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science and Applications from Queen’s University in Belfast. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in the United Kingdom and Australia. She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Victoria commences in the new role in late January 2023.
For media enquiries, please contact Dr Christopher Wallace, ARPC CEO on +61 2 8223-6777.