Friday, 2 September 2016 – The Singapore Reinsurers’ Association (SRA) today hosted a lunch reception to mark the official launch of its new Women in Reinsurance (WiRE) Sub-Committee, whose mission is to offer support to women in the reinsurance industry and actively encourage them to develop their careers to the full potential. An affiliate of the Sydney Chapter of WiRE, the Singapore Chapter operates as a Sub-Committee of the SRA but with its own charter and slate of Sub-Committee members drawn from various SRA member companies.
Commenting on this initiative, SRA Chairman, Mr Alain Flandrin said: “The Association has over the past two years been actively reaching out to its market constituents by launching various new activities. Hence, we had no hesitation when approached to support the WiRE initiative. Women represent half the workforce in our industry, with many already in senior management and executive roles. We believe WiRE’s programmes will complement the SRA’s wider industry outreach goals, and help draw greater interest in the reinsurance industry as a career of choice.”
Ms Mary Perry, the WiRE Convenor added: “I am very grateful to the SRA for the opportunity to launch WiRE in Singapore with its full support. WiRE is here to inspire and support women in the reinsurance industry through networking, knowledge-sharing and mentoring activities, through which we aim to recognise and celebrate the achievements and contribution that professional women make to the reinsurance industry.”
Ms Rebecca Zhang, who heads WiRE Australia, added: “Congratulations to WiRE Singapore for the launch! Sincere thanks to both Mary Perry for her excellent work in making this happen and to SRA for their strong support. We are very excited for the Reinsurance industry in Singapore, and I am confident that WiRE Singapore will be a big success! Together we can all contribute to help women in the Reinsurance industry to achieve their aspirations.”
The full line-up of the WiRE Sub-Committee members is shown below:
|Convenor||Mary PERRY||IAG Re|
|Members||Adeline CHUA||Swiss Re|
|Kathy FAIRWEATHER||Aon Benfield|
|Anna KOHLS||Allianz Re|
|Grace LIM||Guy Carpenter|
|Y. Y. LIM||Willis Re|
|Beatrice MORLEY||Aspen Re|
|Julia YANG||Munich Re|
|Susan ZAJAC||Lloyd’s Asia|
About the Singapore Reinsurers’ Association
Established in 1979, the key objectives of the Singapore Reinsurers’ Association (SRA) are to represent members in matters affecting their business interests; to facilitate dialogue and encourage healthy market competition; to promote professional excellence through education and training; and to foster strong social bonds within the industry and beyond.
As at 31 August 2016, the SRA has a total membership of 52, comprising 32 Ordinary, 16 Associate, 2 Affiliate and 2 Honorary members. All major non-life reinsurance companies with a presence in Singapore, as well as some direct insurance companies that write a substantial reinsurance portfolio are Ordinary members of the SRA. In addition, several major reinsurance broking firms as well as some regional reinsurers are Associate members.