Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

Bruce Edwards - Independent Non-Executive Chairman

BSc, MA, FIAA

Bruce is a qualified actuary with over 25 years in actuarial consulting, including five years as Managing Director of KPMG Actuaries. In recent years, Bruce has held directorships with a number of life and general insurance companies and superannuation fund trustees, and has acted as Chairman for three life insurance distribution companies. Bruce is a director of Munich Re in Australia (a life and general reinsurance business and a direct general insurance company). Bruce also lectures in actuarial studies at Macquarie University and is a Past President and active member of the Rotary Club of Sydney.

Bruce was appointed to the Board on 22 October 2012 and was the Chairman of the ClearView Board Audit Committee, the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, up until his appointment as Chairman of the Board on 18 May 2016. Bruce remains a member of the Board Audit Committee, the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
 

Michael Alscher – Non-Executive Director

BCom

Michael is the Managing Partner and founder of Crescent Capital Partners Management Pty Limited. Prior to founding Crescent Capital Partners, Michael was a consultant at Bain International and the LEK Partnership where he spent considerable time working across banking and insurance clients. After leaving consulting, Michael was the Chief Operating Officer and a Director of Gowings Bros Limited. Michael is the current Chairman of Cardno Limited, Director of Australian Clinical Laboratories Pty Limited, National Media Services Group Pty Limited and National Dental Care Pty Limited. He is also a former Chairman and Director of Cover-More Group Limited and LifeHealthCare Group Limited, and a former Director Metro Performance Glass Limited.

Since 22 October 2012 Michael has served as a Non-Executive Director and as an Alternate Director to Nathanial Thomson at different times, with the most recent appointment as Non-Executive Director being effective 20 November 2018.
 

David Brown – Independent Non-Executive Director

BCom, MSc, Dip Inv, Dip Mktg, ASIP, MACID F Fin

David has significant experience in investment management and asset allocation of superannuation and insurance funds. He is the Chief Investment Officer for National Superannuation Fund Ltd in Papua New Guinea and recently stepped down from being a Director of the PNG Institute of Directors. He is the former Head of Private Markets for Victorian Funds Management Corporation and former Senior Funds Manager for Queensland Investment Corporation. David is a former director of LifeHealthcare Pty Limited and a former Chairman of the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Pty Limited.

David was appointed to the Board on 22 October 2012 and currently serves as a member of the Board Audit Committee and the Board Risk and Compliance Committee.
 

Gary Burg – Independent Non-Executive Director

B.ACC (Wits), MBA (Wits)

Gary has significant experience in building life insurance businesses in South Africa and in Australia. Gary is Chairman of UCW Limited, an ASX listed company and is also a director of Alinta Energy Limited and Global Capital Holdings (Australia) Pty Limited, a company which manages principal investments on behalf of various investors. He is a former director of, and investor in, 3Q Holdings Limited and South African listed Capital Alliance Holdings Limited (which owned Capital Alliance Life Limited and Capital Alliance Bank Limited). Gary is also a former director and investor in a number of Australian based financial services businesses, including Prefsure Life Limited and Insurance Line Holdings Pty Limited.

Gary was appointed to the Board on 22 October 2012, and currently serves as a member of the Board Audit Committee, the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
 

Nathanial Thomson – Non-Executive Director

BCom (Hons), LLB (Hons)

Nathanial is a partner of Crescent Capital Partners Management Pty Limited. Nathanial has significant consulting experience for financial institutions at McKinsey & Co. He is the former deputy Chairman of Cover-More Group Limited prior to its listing on the ASX, a former director of Metro Performance Glass Limited, prior to its listing on the ASX, and is currently a director of Cardno Limited, National Dental Care Pty Limited and National Home Doctor Service Pty Limited.

Nathanial was appointed to the Board on 22 October 2012 and currently serves as a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Nathanial has previously served as a member of the Audit, Risk and  Compliance Committee up until 30 June 2014.
 

Susan Young – Non-Executive Director

BA (Hons), MA, FGIA, FCIS, MAICD, JP

Susan has over 30 years’ experience in senior executive roles internationally, with 15 years of experience in investment banking, followed by senior management roles in the corporate and professional services sector. She retired as a Partner of Spencer Stuart, and previously held operational management roles as both a divisional CFO and Joint Venture CEO/President for a Lend Lease Group company. Susan currently serves on the board of the Westmead Institute for Medical Research and is Governor of WWF Australia. She has served as a Non-Executive Director on ClearView’s superannuation trustee board since 2010, and held the position as its Chairperson from July 2014 until December 2016.

Susan was appointed to the Board on 14 December 2016 and is a member of each of the Board Committees. She was appointed Chairperson of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Board Risk and Compliance Committee on 1 July 2017, and Chairperson of the Board Audit Committee on 25 August 2017. 

Simon Swanson – Managing Director

B.Ec, B.Bus, ANZIIF (Fellow), CIP, FCPA

Simon is an internationally experienced financial services executive having worked for over 35 years across life insurance, funds management, general insurance and health insurance. He has successfully led the largest life insurer (CommInsure, Sovereign and Colonial) in three countries and spent half of his career in the Asia Pacific region.

Simon was previously a director of the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation and former Chairman of ANZIIF's Life, Health and Retirement Income Faculty Advisory Board.

Simon was effectively the founder of ClearView in its current form and was appointed as Managing Director on 26 March 2010.