KPMG names life insurance lead

KPMG has appointed a life insurance lead partner who previously held executive roles at AMP and Challenger.

Pauline Blight-Johnston joins the consulting firm's actuarial and financial risk practice on October 8.

She was most recently general manager of group strategy at Challenger, responsible for local and international growth opportunities and strategy, and broadening relationships with key partners.

Before Challenger, she was group executive of insurance, superannuation and risk management at AMP.

Blight-Johnston also served as the managing director for AMP Life and the National Mutual Life Association of Australasia (NMLA), where she led the development of insurance and superannuation products. She also designed and implemented remediation programs for the life insurance business, and led the cultural integrations of AMP and AXA business teams.

Her other experience includes leading the local branch of global life reinsurer RGA as managing director, with responsibility for Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Japan.

Between 2004 and 2007, she was chief financial officer and appointed actuary at life insurer Asteron, and was a director at Tillinghast-Towers Perrin.

Blight-Johnston has held directorships at the Financial Services Council, Actuaries Institute of Australia, and the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.

Blight-Johnston commented: "I very much look forward to working with the KPMG team and others across the industry to help reshape the financial services industry to better meet the needs of all Australians that rely on us to provide financial peace of mind."

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