Sedgwick appoints Derek Roberts chief operating officer in Australia

October 16, 2023

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SYDNEY, 17 October 2023 – Sedgwick, a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions, has appointed Derek Roberts its chief operating officer in Australia.

Roberts brings to Sedgwick over 18 years’ experience. He is an accomplished insurance executive with expertise in global financial services. He is a qualified chartered accountant and has held a range of leadership, senior operational and strategic roles in leading insurance organisations in Australia, Malaysia, South Africa, the UK and the U.S.

“Derek has a strong customer focus and has been instrumental in driving positive transformation for a number of organisations,” said Diego Ascani, Sedgwick CEO for Australia. “Having him join the Sedgwick leadership team in Australia further strengthens our high performing operations as we continue to implement our strategic growth plans in the region.”

Roberts will be responsible for overseeing Sedgwick’s operations and service delivery to clients and customers in Australia across multiple lines of business, including claims management, property, professional services, workforce absence and compensation programs. 

“My focus at Sedgwick is driving efficiency within the business and consistent execution of our services,” Roberts said. “I look forward to working with Sedgwick’s team of talented colleagues and drawing on my experience to help serve our clients through our innovative processes, robust technology offerings and world-class service.”

About Sedgwick Sedgwick is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. We provide a broad range of resources tailored to clients’ specific needs in casualty, property, marine, benefits, brand protection and other lines. At Sedgwick, caring counts; through the dedication and exper­tise of 33,000 colleagues across 80 countries, the company takes care of people and organizations by mitigating and reducing risks and losses, promoting health and productivity, protecting brand reputations, and containing costs that can impact performance. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is The Carlyle Group; Stone Point Capital LLC, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Onex and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see

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