Frank Mee of Allianz Worldwide Care has been appointed Insurance Ireland President following its recent Annual General Meeting.
Frank has been a central figure in Insurance Ireland for many years including as a Board member, Chair of the Insurance Ireland International Council and as the Chair of the Inclusion Task Force, which developed the Year of Inclusion concept.
Speaking following his appointment at the Insurance Ireland AGM, Frank said: “Insurance Ireland is a critical voice for our industry and this position has been further reinforced following our recent merger with DIMA, which was ably overseen by our outgoing President Ken Norgrove.
“Insurance Ireland now represents over 140 insurers, reinsurers and captives in a major industry that employs approximately 28,000 people and I will use my time to bed down our merger to capitalise on the collective strength of our membership. This will enable our industry to respond to challenges such as Brexit and to harness the potential of our Year of Inclusion initiative to connect with current and future employees.”
Welcoming Frank Mee to the role of President, Kevin Thompson, CEO of Insurance Ireland, said “Frank’s track record of industry leadership will be of great benefit to Insurance Ireland in the year ahead. As our membership has grown, so has our remit and our ambition and Frank’s Presidency will be a vital component of our strategy.”
Kevin concluded “I would also like to thank our outgoing President Ken Norgrove for his exceptional work throughout his tenure.”
Frank Mee is Deputy CEO and Finance Director of Allianz Worldwide Care, the health insurance brand of Allianz Worldwide Partners, which employs over 900 staff in Ireland. Frank Mee completed a BComm degree in UCG in 1975 and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte, with which he worked for 11 years.
He joined the company now known as Allianz Ireland in 1986 and served on the Board of Management of that company until 1999. He was instrumental in the decision by Allianz Group to base its new international health insurance operation in Dublin in 1999. He is one the founding Directors of that business and has filled the role of Finance Director since its establishment in 1999. He was also involved in the founding of Allianz Re Dublin Limited and has served on that company’s Board since 1999.