Damien Mu on ensuring dignity

Speaker

Damien Mu’s career at AIA Australia began in April 2007. He has held various roles including head of group insurance, chief distribution and marketing officer and general manager of life insurance, and was appointed CEO and director in August 2014.
Damien has more than 20 years’ experience in the Australian financial services industry, with management experience spanning life and health insurance, superannuation and investments.
AIA New Zealand was added to Damien’s responsibilities in July 2016, and in July 2017 AIA and its partners launched myOwn health, a new health insurance business in Australia.
In September 2017, AIA announced the acquisition from CBA of the Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited and completed its acquisition of Sovereign Assurance Company Limited in July 2018.
In 2018, Damien was awarded the Shared Value Champion and the AB+F Australian Insurance Executive of the Year.
He holds a number of directorships including the Financial Services Council (FSC), co-Chair of the FSC Life Board Committee and an Advisory Board member of the Shared Value Project. Damien is married to Simone with two children Bailey and Kai.

Moderator

Tate has been an investment industry media publisher and conference producer since 1996. In his media career, Tate has launched and overseen dozens of print and electronic publications. He is the chief executive and major shareholder of Conexus Financial, which was formed in 2005, and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
The company stages more than 20 conferences and events each year –
in cities which have included London, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Beijing, Sydney and Melbourne – and publishes three media brands, including the global website and strategy newsletter for global institutional investors www.top1000funds.com. One of the company’s signature events is the bi-annual Fiduciary Investors Symposium. Conexus Financial’s events aim to place the responsibilities of investors in wider societal, and political contexts, as well as promote the long-term stability of markets and sustainable retirement incomes. Tate served for seven years on the board of Australia’s most high profile homeless charity, The Wayside Chapel; and he has underwritten the welfare of 60,000 people in 28 villages throughout Uganda via The Hunger Project.

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