Respected industry figure is new Fidelity Life Director
Respected financial industry stalwart
David Whyte has been appointed to the board of NZ life and investments
company Fidelity Life Assurance.
David has had a number of senior
management and board roles in both New Zealand and Australia.
David is well-known in the financial
advisory area for his central role in the growth of two organisations,
Sovereign Assurance and AIA (now AIG). He was key to the development and
growth of Sovereign in its early days, as business development manager
then GM Sales from 1990 to 1994. This period saw Sovereign develop a
1500-strong adviser distribution force from scratch.
It was followed by eight years as
General Manager of AIA Life New Zealand (now AIG), during which time AIA
was the fastest-growing life office for organic non-acquisition
business for six successive years. In 2002 David became Managing
Director of AIG Australia, a position he held for four years, and which
saw AIG achieve significant growth and distribution expansion.
David has extensive trans-Tasman
governance experience. He has been a board member of the ISO and ISI in
New Zealand, AIG Life Australia, and was a member of IFSA Australia’s
risk committee. He is currently on the board of the Pacific Insurance
Conference, a position he has held for eleven years.
Founded in 1973, Fidelity Life is the
country’s largest 100% NZ-owned and managed life insurance and