Munich Re has appointed Scott Hawkins as managing director for Australasia, effective April 1. He will be responsible for overseeing the leadership and strategic steering of the company’s businesses in Australia and New Zealand, as well as being principal officer of Munich Holdings Australasia.
Based in Sydney, he will report to Tobias Farny, chief executive, Asia-Pacific – Greater China and Australia/New Zealand. Hawkins succeeds Ralph Ronnenberg who, having successfully led Munich Re’s business in Australia, will be returning to its head office in Germany to assume responsibility as head of reinsurance controlling for the Munich Re Group.
Hawkins has more than 25 years of experience in non-life insurance and reinsurance. He joined Munich Re in Australia in 2005 and has held the position of head of non-life for the past six years.
He holds a Master of Business (Finance) and a Master of Business (Financial Services) from the University of Technology, Sydney. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.