4/10/2013

Simon McLean takes the helm at Club Marine

Simon McLean has accepted the role of CEO at Club Marine, Australia’s largest provider of recreational boat insurance. He assumes the position, which was vacated by former Club Marine CEO Greg Fisher due to health reasons, as of October 7.

McLean comes to Club Marine after 10 years with Club Marine’s parent company, Allianz Australia.

A keen boatie with life-long experience across a wide range of sail and powered craft, Simon was previously Manager Victoria and Key Partners with Allianz’s Financial Institutions business.

“With a strong track record of exceeding profit and growth targets, as well as leading high performing teams, Simon will bring valuable capability and experience to Club Marine, one of our premier businesses,” said Michael Winter, GM Financial Institutions & Affinity, which includes responsibility for Club Marine.

“Simon's record of high achievement has been recognised by winning four consecutive Allianz Sales Club awards and as a result he has been inducted into the Allianz Hall of Fame for outstanding sales achievement,” added Winter.

Married to Natalie and with a daughter, Heidi, 2, Simon says he is very much looking forward to the challenge of leading the team at Club Marine.

“Club Marine has an excellent and well-earned reputation in the marine sector and I hope to make a contribution to its on-going success,” he said. “I’d also like to acknowledge the hard work and many initiatives my predecessor, Greg Fisher contributed during his time at the helm and wish him all the best for the future.”

Simon's career progression within Allianz has included Account Management, Key Account Management and State Management roles in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. He was a key member of the Allianz FI management team and in his most recent position as Manager for Victoria and Key Partners he had responsibility for a number of Key Partners nationally.

“I am honoured to lead such a strong brand and dedicated group of professionals,” said McLean. “I come to Club Marine with a background of collaborating with partners and delivering exceptional customer service. And with the backing of the great team at Club Marine, I look forward to developing our service and also continuing the company’s role as an important supporter of the marine industry and lifestyle.”

Club Marine
Club Marine Limited (ACN 007 588 347) (Club Marine) is the largest pleasure and commercial leisure craft underwriting agency in Australia. The insurer is Allianz Australia Insurance Limited (Allianz) ABN 15 000 122 850 AFSL 234708. Club Marine is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Allianz Australia Ltd.

Allianz Australia
The Allianz Australia Group operates in Australia and New Zealand. It includes one of Australia’s largest general insurers, a leading private workers’ compensation insurer, and a life insurer.

Allianz Australia Insurance Limited delivers a wide range of personal, commercial and corporate insurance products and services. It is proud to be of service to more than 2 million policy holders and over 50% of Australia’s top 200 BRW listed companies have some form of insurance cover with the group.

Allianz Australia Insurance Limited has approximately 3300 staff and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the worldwide Allianz Group, one of the world’s largest financial services companies.

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