ClearView names chief executive

Nadine Gooderick
ClearView Wealth Limited - Chief Executive Officer
Date: 1 May 2023
Position: Chief Executive Officer
By Elizabeth Fry

Nadine Gooderick has been appointed chief executive, replacing Simon Swanson who will retire after 12 years in the top job

Swanson will step down at the end of June, at which time Gooderick, currently the firm's group executive of technology and development, will take over.

The board thanked Swanson for his contribution and dedication to ClearView and the broader industry.

"As the group's inaugural managing director, Simon has led ClearView to become one of Australia's leading life insurance companies," it said.

"Over the last few years, he has successfully guided the business through a period of enormous disruption, and regulatory and structural change. He leaves the business strongly positioned to continue its growth and capitalise on an improving life insurance market."

The board welcomed Gooderick, saying she has extensive experience managing international programs and leading large diverse teams across different functions and markets.

She joined from Reinsurance Group of America, where she spent 18 years - half of which she served as the local chief operating officer.

Having joined ClearView in 2020, the board said her key achievements since include establishing and executing the group's transformation program, overseeing the launch of its new enterprise policy administration system, and underwriting the rules engine.

"Nadine is a well-respected, proven business leader with over 25 years life insurance experience working across the Asia Pacific region," it noted.

"Through this experience, Nadine has brought fresh ideas and disciplines to ClearView since joining, reinforcing the board's preference for an internal appointment."

Swanson said it has been a privilege to lead such a "great business."

"Our vision, when we established this business, was to be a dynamic challenger and differentiate ourselves by being easy to do business with and by delivering a superior customer experience," he added.

"I am looking forward to helping shape ClearView's future growth aspirations as we continue our transformation program to simplify and strengthen the foundation of our business, positioning ClearView to explore new opportunities using emerging digital technologies."