BT Financial Group made two executive hires for its life insurance business.
Kim Cohen will drive product innovation and customer-focused solutions as the life insurance business' head of product.
Cohen joined BTFG in 2008 as a life pricing actuarial analyst, and held a number of senior roles in product development, pricing and management. She left the company in January last year to take up a director of product development position at Pacific Life Re before re-joining BTFG.
Another addition to the life insurance team is Mark Bower as national manager of acquisitions and servicing, responsible for strengthening the firm's service delivery to advisers.
Bower has more than 20 years' experience in life insurance, having recently worked at Suncorp for less than two years as an executive manager of life insurance, as well as optimisation and distribution.
He originally joined Suncorp in 2008, leading the life and super team as an executive manager of service delivery and innovation before leaving for an executive role at Suncorp subsidiary Asteron Life working in adviser value proposition for two years.
Between 2001 and 2008, Bower also worked in a number of senior management roles at TAL including head of operations for 18 months.
BTFG head of life insurance operations Scott Moffitt said Bower and Cohen bring a wealth of experience, a customer-focused approach and a steadfast belief in the important role that insurance plays in helping Australians protect their families.