Katherine Johnson steps into COO role at Fidelity Life

Kath Johnson’s current role is executive general manager, claims, at Gallagher Bassett.
Kath Johnson.

Fidelity Life, New Zealand’s largest locally owned and operated life insurer and ANZIIF Life Insurance Company of the Year, has appointed Katherine (Kath) Johnson as its new chief operating officer.

Johnson will join Fidelity Life in August 2019 from her current role as executive general manager, claims, at Gallagher Bassett. Prior to Gallagher Bassett, she held various senior operations management roles with Sovereign.

As chief operating officer Kath will oversee the Offer, Underwriting, New Business, Customer Services and Claims teams, replacing Neale Watling who’s retiring after a 17-year stint at Fidelity Life.

Watling will continue working in the business, albeit in a part-time capacity for the coming months.

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