According to insurancenews, Mr Vivek Bathia, former CEO Lumley Insurance, will become CEO of the NSW Government’s Safety Return to Work and Support Division (SRWSD) and replace retired Julie Newman. Of interest is that Bathia has a long career in insurance business, including QBE and has been listed as 1 of 20 most influential people in insurance (2010) along side, for example, the (in)famous Mr Terry Towell, managing Director Allianz…
Workcover NSW replaces Julie Newman with top insurance gun
Ex-Lumley chief Bhatia takes NSW state role
11 August 2014
Former Lumley General Insurance CEO Vivek Bhatia will become CEO of the NSW Government’s Safety Return to Work and Support Division (SRWSD).
“He brings… a depth of knowledge and understanding about the insurance, resources and services sectors gained both here and overseas,” Mr Perrottet said.
Mr Bhatia replaces Julie Newman, who retired on August 1, and will take over from interim CEO Steve McKenna on August 25.
SRWSD incorporates WorkCover, the Motor Accidents Authority, the Lifetime Care & Support Authority and the Dust Diseases Board.
Mr Bhatia has been McKinsey & Co regional co-leader for Asia-Pacific since June 2012.
He joined Wesfarmers Insurance in 2008 as COO then served as Lumley and then Wesfarmers’ Australian underwriting CEO from 2009-11.
His new role is on an initial one-year deal, while Treasury and Finance reviews the division’s regulatory functions.
According to insurancenews, at least in 2010, Mr Vivek Bhatia is one of the 20 most influential people in insurance.
View Bathia’s Linked in profile.