Ms Debra Pitcher has been appointed as Chief Underwriter and Dr John Cummins has been appointed as Chief Medical Officer, at SCOR Global Life Australia.
Ms Pitcher was previously employed as a Chief Underwriter & Head of Underwriting Policy and has a career in life insurance that spans over 30 years, including experience within reinsurance. She will be responsible for SCOR’s overall Life underwriting strategy in Australia & New Zealand, and will focus on the continuous development of our proposition to clients and the end customer.
Dr Cummins graduated from Sydney University in 1984, and was accepted as a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 1992 as a Consultant Specialist Physician in General Medicine. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of Minnesota in 1996. He has extensive clinical experience in a variety of both public and private hospitals as a senior doctor, in addition to running his own private practices. He has a passion for evidence based preventative medicine with a focus on screening and managing cardiovascular disease and cancer.
He has an extensive career within the life insurance industry working across insurance and reinsurance as a consultant CMO. John will work with the SCOR team while continuing his clinical practices.