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nib appoints new CEO to its travel insurance business

New CEO of Travel Anna Gladman

nib Group (nib) today announced the appointment of Anna Gladman as Chief Executive Officer of its travel insurance business, nib Travel.

Anna has over 20 years' experience in the insurance and broader financial services industry with roles at a number of ASX-listed and multinational organisations including AMP, Suncorp, BT Financial Group and GE Capital.

She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of LFI Group, a specialist Australian-based general insurer.

nib's Group Executive International and New Business, David Kan said following an extensive recruitment process nib had secured a proven and very capable leader.

"Anna has a wealth of experience in the underwriting and distribution of insurance product lines as well as a track record of delivering major transformation initiatives," Mr Kan said.

"We have big and bold plans to grow our travel insurance operations both here in Australia as well as globally and think she is the right leader to help deliver on this strategy," he added.

Mrs Gladman said she is excited about the opportunity to lead nib Travel during what is an interesting time for all financial services categories.

"nib has always struck me as a customer-centric organisation that's willing to shake-up the traditional ways of doing things. And with travel insurance, like many other industries going through significant disruption, I am excited about the opportunity for brands who are prepared to challenge the status quo," Mrs Gladman said.

Anna will commence as Chief Executive Officer of nib Travel on 2 September 2019.

nib Travel (previously World Nomads Group) was acquired by nib in July 2015 and includes travel insurance brands such as TID, Worldnomads.com, SureSave and nib Travel (which includes QBE Travel which nib acquired in May 2019).