New convenor is from IAG Re Singapore

Women in insurance

The Singapore Reinsurers’ Association (SRA) has created a Women in Reinsurance (WiRE) Sub-Committee to support women in the reinsurance industry.

An affiliate of the Sydney chapter of WiRE, the Singapore chapter operates as a sub-committee of the SRA but with its own charter and slate of sub-committee members drawn from various SRA member companies.

Its convenor is IAG Re Singapore client relationship manager Mary Perry, who was one of the founders of the new Singapore WiRE branch.

Perry said: “WiRE is here to inspire and support women in the reinsurance industry through networking, knowledge-sharing and mentoring activities, through which we aim to recognise and celebrate the achievements and contribution that professional women make to the reinsurance industry.”

The first activity in WiRE’s agenda will be the Dive In Festival, a diversity and inclusion initiative of Inclusion@Lloyd’s that will be held in several cities worldwide, including Singapore, this month.

SRA chairman Alain Flandrin said: “Women represent half the workforce in our industry, with many already in senior management and executive roles. We believe WiRE’s programmes will complement the SRA’s wider industry outreach goals, and help draw greater interest in the reinsurance industry as a career of choice.”