CEO Corner – Winter 2016

Dear Members,

I’m thrilled to take up the CEO role at the Australasian Life Underwriting and Claims Association and would like to thank the Board for providing me with this wonderful opportunity. I’m really excited about the challenges and opportunities ahead to help grow ALUCA membership, its awareness and continued reputation as the leading professional and industry body throughout Australasia.

By way of background I’m passionate about building successful brands and businesses, through greater alignment and engagement of brands, leaders and customers/members. I’ve been doing this via my own business since 2003 working across a number of industries and organisations including holding Director level roles in membership based organisations – an area I really enjoy. With my background and experience I really feel I could add a lot of value to ALUCA and count myself incredibly privileged to be able to work with such an accomplished board of directors, sub-group committees, members and staff. It’s a real honour to represent your views.

On that note I’m keen to learn about the keys issues and challenges you see facing the industry and profession and your thoughts about ALUCA. I aim to touch base with all of the sub-committee groups and meet with as many members as I can before the conference as well as initiate some member research to receive your feedback.
My focus will be on ensuring the ongoing sustainability of ALUCA, its continued positive contribution and thought leadership to the profession whilst remaining highly relevant
to members working closely with the Board and
sub-committee groups.

I’d also like to thank the previous interim EO, John O’Leary for his hard work during the transition period and know I have some big shoes to fill.

I look forward to meeting you all over the coming months and at the conference in October. In the meantime please feel free to drop me a note at anytime via

Warmest regards,

Amanda McKernan

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