Stephen Higginson Head Customer & Distribution Mgmt ANZ

Steve was appointed as Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ Head of Sales Australia & New Zealand in 2014.

Based in Melbourne, Steve is responsible Sales, Distribution and broker relationship management, and for the implementation of the Company's expansion strategy in Australia & New Zealand, a region he knows well and where he achieved considerable success during his time with the Willis Group after leaving the London Market and relocating to Melbourne in 2007.

Steve joined Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in February 2013 as Key Account Manager for APAC based in Singapore, before moving back to Australia in September 2014 to take up the role as Head Sales ANZ, and to set up the Melbourne office, which officially opened in May 2015.

Steve has spent forty years in the insurance and reinsurance industry. Prior to joining Swiss Re CorSo in 2013, Steve spent seven years with the Willis Group in London and Melbourne, five years with the BMS Group in London, five years with QBE in Ireland and London, ten years at Greig Fester Reinsurance Brokers (now part of Aon) in London after leaving South Africa in 1982, and three years with JH Minet in Cape Town after leaving university.

Steve earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1979. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII), a Chartered Insurance Broker, presented the Reinsurance Course for the Chartered Insurance Institute in London, is a Member of the Board of the RMIA (Risk Management Association of Australasia), and a Member of the AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors).