It’s no secret that over the last 12 months, NEOS has grown significantly and is now a leading life insurance provider. And if the first month of the year is anything to go by, that growth trajectory is certain to continue. That’s why we’re continuing to invest in our people and culture through the expansion of our executive team, and other key appointments in the areas of claims, finance and implementation.
From an executive team perspective, we’re pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Moffitt as General Manager – New Partnerships, and Kirshan Reddy as Chief Actuary. Both Scott and Kirshan bring a wealth of experience and will help NEOS solidify its place as Australia’s market-leading retail life insurance business.
Specifically, Scott has over 30 years of financial service experience and joins NEOS from Colonial First State, where he was Head of Insurance. Prior to that, Scott worked at BT for 10 years where he held various roles across product, marketing, strategy, and operations. In 2017, Scott was named the FSC Industry Leader of the Year for his contribution to the industry, and to BT’s success.
Kirshan is a qualified actuary with over 17 years’ experience in life insurance. He has spent most of his career at South Africa’s largest life insurer, Sanlam, and was the Chief Actuary for their retail insurance business. During his time at Sanlam, Kirshan was involved in actuarial reporting, product development and pricing, business intelligence, risk management and compliance.
These high calibre appointments highlight our focus and commitment to delivering the NEOS Experience and ensuring its sustainability well into the future. Our vision statement is to set a new standard in Australian life insurance and whilst we believe we’ve achieved that goal, we’ll always strive to set a new level. Strengthening the capability of our executive team will help ensure that we continue to raise the bar.
In addition to our executive team appointments, we’ve also recently welcomed Alex Wagner as the Head of Claims for our NEOS PR1ORITY team. Alex has 25 years’ experience in life insurance and has worked at a range of insurers and re-insurers as a claims manager and claims technical specialist. Alex’s appointment, and the creation of this Head of Claims role, demonstrates the importance of claims to our business – they really are our number one priority.
Finally, we’re also pleased to have Phil Sandford join us as Head of Finance, and Kathryn Cussell join us as Head of Implementation. Phil has extensive experience in the wealth management industry and Kathryn brings over 25 year’s experience across various project related roles and was most recently Director of Business Operations at UnderwriteMe.
All our new team members have been recruited because they are the best at what they do and are passionate about delivering an outstanding experience to our advisers, customers, and business partners. Importantly, they will help our incredible NEOS Experience service culture to thrive, even while our business continues to expand.