1. Chief Executive Officer

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    Leading Christian Insurance organisation

    National client base

    Great opportunity to make a real difference.

    Our client, Baptist Insurance Services is a ministry of Australian Baptist Ministries. It commenced in 1984, initially in Victoria and then progressively to all other states and territories. It is now a national insurance scheme arranging insurance on property and other assets in excess of $5 billion and on behalf of over 1400 constituents. Due to the impending retirement of the current incumbent, BIS is looking for a new Chief Executive Officer.

    The Board are now seeking to appoint a talented leader who will help them build on their solid foundation and support them in sustainably but significantly growing their strong and profitable Insurance business here in Australia. Reporting to the Board, this Melbourne based position is primarily one of ministry through the operation of the national Insurance and risk management program for Baptist organisations in Australia, administered by Baptist Insurances Services Ltd. In addition, BIS operates a Discretionary Mutual Fund on behalf of Baptist Mutual Ltd., providing property protection to Baptist organisations. The incumbent will serve God by caring for Churches and other Baptist Agencies by assisting them with the protection of property and people and other assets entrusted to them.

    The position requires the incumbent to have an in-depth working knowledge and understanding of the Insurance industry in order to carry out the role with the required level of competence and professionalism. Additionally, the successful candidate must be able to meet the education and experience requirements of ASIC to become a Responsible Manager of BIS. The successful incumbent will manage and oversee the total insurance and risk management operation to ensure that all systems operate efficiently and effectively and a high level of service is provided. At the same time initiate improvements and enhancements to ensure the scheme is keeping abreast of industry trends and is at the forefront of scheme type business.

    We are seeking a commercially astute leader who possesses the ability to influence others, manage teams effectively, facilitate change and build excellent levels of support and rapport with their key clients. You will possess a minimum of 5 years management experience, have extensive knowledge of risk management and compliance requirements and have an active involvement in Christian ministry.

    The successful candidate will be strongly aligned to the values of this Christian organisation, be tertiary qualified in a Business/Commerce or a related field and have extensive experience in the Insurance industry. An affinity and understanding of their church clients from a risk and insurance perspective will be advantageous.

    In return the organisation is prepared to offer you a competitive salary package commensurate with your experience and the significance of this key role. To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter to Linton Deane at or for an initial discussion about the role please contact Linton on 03-9653 9468.