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Singapore, 7 June 2017 - Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Melanie Slack to the role of CEO Australia & New Zealand, effective immediately. In this position, Ms. Slack will be responsible for managing the strategy, development and performance of the company's presence in the Australian and New Zealand commercial insurance markets. She is currently Head Life & Health Products for Swiss Re Asia and will relocate from Hong Kong to Sydney.

Ms. Slack joined Swiss Re Group in 2002, where she gained international experience in a range of senior management positions in Asia, Europe and the US. In her current role, she manages a large team across eight locations in Asia Pacific including Australia.

"Melanie is a recognised re/insurance industry expert and a proven leader who has been instrumental in the growth of Swiss Re Group's operations in Asia," states Fred Kleiterp, CEO Asia Pacific. "In her new role, Melanie will execute on Corporate Solutions' local strategy, working with brokers to provide innovative insurance programmes for mid-sized corporate clients and large multinational corporations."

Established in 2010, Corporate Solutions in Australia and New Zealand offers a range of solutions, including property and liability insurance policies, weather derivatives and products for the agriculture, energy, infrastructure and mining sectors.

Ms. Slack said, "I'm excited to work with our team of claims, risk engineering and underwriting specialists to help clients build resilience through traditional and innovative risk transfer solutions."

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions serves clients and brokers throughout Australia and New Zealand from offices in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

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