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UAC names its inaugural CEO

The Underwriting Agencies Council (UAC) has appointed Jenny Bax, who has held senior positions at Ansvar Insurance, Allianz and QBE, as its inaugural CEO.

Ms Bax, who has more than 30 years’ industry experience, takes up the UAC role as the demand for specialist underwriters continues to increase. The peak body has more than 130 agency members who write combined annual gross written premium approaching $10 billion.

Chairman Heath Amber says Ms Bax is a respected industry leader who has vast national experience across broker, agency, distribution and business development.

“UAC members are going from strength to strength and Jenny’s appointment is the right time to escalate UAC’s dynamic market position,” he said today.

Ms Bax re-joined Ansvar Insurance in May last year as National Development Manager. Previously she was with Allianz, where she was GM for Underwriting Agencies, has held senior national and international positions at QBE and has worked at CGU.

She is a founding member of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance’s General Insurance Faculty Advisory Board and is its current chair.

UAC advertised for a CEO last year after GM William Legge announced he would be retiring in December following 11 years in the role.

Ms Bax will start at UAC on January 30.