PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organisation providing industry-wide catastrophe insurance data, has announced the appointment of Mr Darryl Pidcock as Head of PERILS Asia-Pacific.
Based in Sydney, Mr Pidcock will focus on developing the PERILS offering in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to the territory of Australia currently covered by PERILS, this will include the expansion of the PERILS Industry Exposure & Loss Database into other Asia-Pacific markets. He will also be involved in the NatCatDAX Project, a Singapore-based industry initiative set up to help increase data availability for natural catastrophe insurance in Asia.
Mr Pidcock is an Australian native and has some 26 years of experience in the financial sector, including 18 years in the reinsurance industry. After working in the banking industry for eight years, he entered the reinsurance sector in 1999, joining Swiss Re Australia as a credit specialist and Property & Casualty client manager. In 2005, he moved to Hong Kong to head up the Hong Kong and Taiwan Property & Casualty, Life and Health business units, and was General Manager of the Hong Kong Swiss Re branch. This also included time as an Adviser to the Hong Kong Government Secretary of Finance. This was followed by his appointment as Head of Swiss Re’s Korea branch in 2010. In 2013, he was promoted to Head of Client Management for China, where he led the client management teams for Property & Casualty and Life & Health in Beijing. In 2015, Mr Pidcock moved to Singapore to head up the client management team for Swiss Re Life & Health in Southeast Asia.