Appointment builds upon the company’s risk strategy and enhances its governance, risk and compliance systems for the Australian market
SYDNEY, 14 March 2023 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, has appointed Kate Johnstone as its head of risk in Australia.
Johnstone brings to Sedgwick over 25 years of experience across top insurance firms. In her new role, she will be responsible for developing and maintaining the business’s governance, risk and compliance management frameworks for Australia. She will work closely with local management teams to develop and support a world-class risk and compliance culture.
“Kate is a highly regarded risk and compliance expert, and her extensive experience at the top levels of Australia’s most prominent insurance companies will be invaluable in delivering on our risk strategy,” said Diego Ascani, Sedgwick CEO for Australia. “She has a proven track record of business transformation while ensuring companies remain resilient, as well as exceptional knowledge of how to innovate within highly regulated spaces.”
Johnstone will support Sedgwick clients and colleagues in understanding and assuming accountability for risk and compliance-related matters, while also overseeing comprehensive compliance with the legislation and guidelines of the Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL), Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) and other related Australian regulators.
“It is an exciting time to join Sedgwick amid the tremendous growth of the business in Australia,” Johnstone said. “I look forward to working with our team and external stakeholders to help them navigate today’s fast-moving complex regulatory and risk environment.”