Damien has more than 20 years’ experience in the Australian financial services industry, with management experience spanning operations, claims and underwriting, superannuation, investments, distribution, product, pricing and marketing.
Damien’s career at AIA Australia began in April 2007. Over that time he has held various roles, including Head of Group Insurance, Chief Distribution and Marketing Officer and General Manager – Life Insurance.
On 1 August 2014, Damien was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer. In 2014 the company launched AIA Vitality, a world leading health and wellness program, to the Australian market. New Zealand was added to his responsibilities in July 2016 and in July 2017, AIA and its partners launched myOwn health, a new health insurance business. In September 2017, AIA announced the acquisition of the Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited and a strategic bancassurance arrangement with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, subject to regulatory approvals. In July 2018, AIA completed its acquisition of Sovereign Assurance Company Limited (now AIA New Zealand), and entered into a strategic bancassurance arrangement with ASB Bank, in New Zealand.
Damien is married to Simone and has two children, Bailey and Kai. He is passionate about people and leading an organisation whose purpose is “Making a Difference in People’s Lives”.
Damien is a director of AIA New Zealand, AIA Australia, MO Health Pty Ltd, the Financial Services Council (FSC), Co-Chair of the Life Board Committee and Advisory Board member of the Shared Value Project.