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Swiss Re names new head of UK Wholesale

Melanie Slack will be responsible for overseeing the company's presence in the British, Irish and South African corporate insurance markets

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has announced the appointment of Melanie Slack as its new head of Wholesale for the UK, Ireland and South Africa.

Slack will be responsible for overseeing the company’s presence in the British, Irish and South African corporate insurance markets.

Effective from 1 May 2021, Slack will join the firm after serving as county head for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions in Australia and New Zealand.

Fred Kleiterp, CEO for the firm’s operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “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.”

He added: “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.”

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