From AXA to ACC

Former AXA New Zealand chief executive Ralph Stewart has been appointed to the role of chief executive of ACC.

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 3:24PM

Ralph StewartStewart will be based in Wellington and takes up his new position on September 19.

Announcing the appointment, ACC chairman John Judge said Stewart will replace Dr Jan White, who announced in April she would be stepping down at the end of the year after six years in the role.

Judge said with the national election pending, the ACC board agreed with Dr White to appoint a new chief executive earlier than first announced.

"Ralph has 27 years experience in insurance and asset management, was deputy chair of the Investment Savings and Insurance Association, a director of AMP New Zealand and for the last seven years was the CEO of AXA New Zealand," Judge said.

He praised the work of Dr White and said Stewart had the experience and ability to continue ACC's success.

"ACC is committed to delivering world class work place insurance and accident rehabilitation services. With the team at ACC, Ralph will continue the successful work completed to date to build ACC into a stable enterprise all New Zealanders can depend on."

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