TAL appoints new group CEO


Australia’s largest life insurer TAL has announced the appointment of Brett Clark as the new group CEO from 1 April 2015. 

Clark will replace retiring group CEO, Jim Minto MAICD, who will remain at TAL until the year-end process is completed in the first half of 2015.

Clark has been a senior executive with TAL for six years and is currently CEO of the TAL Life business division, where he has accountability for the retail life and investments adviser business, TAL’s group insurance and wholesale business and TAL’s customer-facing advice businesses, Affinia and Lifebroker.

His appointment as deputy group CEO came into effect on 1 October 2014 until he assumes his new role in April next year.

Environmental scientist Professor Tim Flannery has joined the University of Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute as a Professorial Fellow.

He will contribute to research and engagement on issues of sustainability and climate change, specifically on what is needed to renew and replenish the earth’s ecosystem.

Professor Flannery was named Australian of the Year in 2007 for his work on population levels and carbon emissions and was also chairman of the Copenhagen Climate Council, an international climate change awareness group.

He was the chief commissioner of the Climate Commission before it was dismantled in 2013 and subsequently launched the Climate Council to ensure the continued provision of independent information on the science of climate change to the Australian public.