Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Melanie Slack as Head UK, Ireland, SA & EMEA Wholesale

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Melanie Slack as Head UK, Ireland, SA & EMEA Wholesale1, effective 1 May 2021. She will be responsible for managing the strategy, development and performance of the company's presence in the British, Irish and South African corporate insurance markets. She is currently Country Head Australia & New Zealand at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and will relocate from Sydney to London.

"We are thrilled to have a talent like Melanie to head our teams in the UK, Ireland and South Africa and I am proud that we have been able to fill this role internally. Melanie is a seasoned leader and has been instrumental in the growth of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in Australia and New Zealand," stated Fred Kleiterp, CEO Europe, Middle East & Africa at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. "With Melanie's wealth of re/insurance industry expertise, I am confident that we will continue to deliver a comprehensive commercial insurance offering to our customers in the UK, Ireland and South Africa and further grow with our differentiating capabilities such as Innovative Risk Solutions."

Melanie Slack joined Swiss Re Group in 2001, where she gained international experience in a range of senior management positions in Underwriting, Internal Audit and Public Private Partnerships. She has over 30 years of experience in the re/insurance industry, and has worked in Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions serves clients and brokers in the UK, Ireland and South Africa from offices in London, Manchester and Johannesburg, and across the EMEA region from offices in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Genoa, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris and Zurich.

1With this appointment, Melanie Slack also assumes the role of Branch Manager of Swiss Re International SE UK branch, subject to regulatory approval.