Hannover, 12 August 2020

HDI Global Specialty SE Australia, the specialty lines insurer, has announced the appointments of Anja Dix-Eberhardt as Head of Risk and Compliance, and Nick Newton who joins as Head of Finance & Operations.

Dix-Eberhardt moves from QBE Group where she held senior roles in both Risk Reporting & Systems and Enterprise Risk Management and played a key role in the insurer’s global risk transformation project. She is also a Fellow of both the ANZIF and CII.

Newton joins HDI Global Specialty from 1Cover, where he was Chief Financial Officer. He has over 20 years’ experience in finance and accounting, and is both a Certified Practicing Accountant and CFA charterholder.

Mark Fleiser, General Manager and Head of Branch said: “I’m pleased to be welcoming both Anja Dix-Eberhardt and Nick Newton to the team.”

“Anja will play a key role in supporting our developing branch operation and comes to us with an impressive amount of experience gained both in Australia and globally, having previously worked within the Talanx Group. Anja will be tasked with leading our risk management and compliance activities ensuring that we strive for and achieve best market practices.”

Fleiser added: “Nick joins us as Head of Finance and Operations in what is a further key appointment within our growing branch operation. He has the kind of skills and industry insight from both the insurer and distribution perspective to stand him in very good stead and allow him to quickly add value to the broader finance and accounting function of the team.”

Both Dix-Eberhardt and Newton will be based in Sydney reporting to Mark Fleiser and join with immediate effect.


About HDI Global Specialty SE

Following approval by the supervisory authorities, HDI Global Specialty rolled-out operational activities on 1 January 2019.

HDI Global Specialty SE is a joint venture of Hannover Re and HDI Global SE, both being strong and established players in the insurance and reinsurance market. Combining the specialty activities of the Talanx Group into HDI Global Specialty SE, is an excellent platform for putting together cross-business segment expertise and network reach writing agency and specialty insurance business in lines including such as errors & omissions liability insurance, directors’ and officers’ liability insurance (D&O), Crisis Management, legal expenses insurance, sports and entertainment, aviation, offshore energy and animal insurance.

Specialist local teams are highly qualified to give quick responses and informed support to the client’s local operations, specifically their special, unusual or difficult insurance needs.

For additional information, please go to:
www.hdi-specialty.com


About HDI Global SE

As an industrial lines insurer, HDI Global SE (HDI) meets the needs of SMEs, industrial companies and corporate customers with insurance solutions that are specifically tailored to their requirements. In addition to HDI's prominent position in the German and broader European market, the company also has operations in more than 150 countries through foreign branch offices, subsidiary and peer companies, and network partners. The company is thus able to offer its customers local policies for their global operations, which ensure that the established service and insurance protection is extended for all covered risks worldwide.

HDI Global SE is a company in the Talanx Group’s Industrial Lines Division. Approx. 3,700 employees in this division generated gross written premiums of approx. EUR 6.2 billion in the year 2019. The rating agency Standard & Poor’s has given the Talanx Primary Group a financial strength rating of A+/stable (strong). Talanx AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the SDAX as well as on the stock exchanges in Hannover and Warsaw (ISIN: DE000TLX1005, German Securities Code: TLX100, Polish Securities Code: TNX).

You can find additional information by going to:
www.hdi.global.


About Hannover Re

Hannover Re, with gross premium of more than EUR 22 billion in 2019, is the third-largest reinsurer in the world. It transacts all lines of property & casualty and life & health reinsurance and is present on all continents with around 3,300 staff. Established in 1966, the Hannover Re Group today has a network of more than 140 subsidiaries, branches and representative offices worldwide. The Group's German business is written by the subsidiary E+S Rück. The rating agencies most relevant to the insurance industry have awarded both Hannover Re and E+S Rück outstanding financial strength ratings: Standard & Poor's AA-"Very Strong" and A.M. Best A+ "Superior".


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