Fidelity Life has announced the appointment of Melissa Cantell as the new CEO. Cantell is set to come into the role on 25 January 2021. Cantell will leave her current role as Chief Operating Officer at IAG NZ. Cantell has held various managerial roles and has experience in different areas of business. Until Cantell’s appointment, Simon Pennington and Adrian Riminton will continue as acting CEOs.
“Melissa Cantell has been appointed chief executive at Fidelity Life, replacing Nadine Tereora who left in May 2020.
Cantell has strong executive leadership experience running successful commercial operations across a range of industries. She joins us from IAG NZ where she held the role of Chief Operating Officer, and prior to that was the Executive General Manager Transformation.
She has accumulated a broad range of experiences over her career, from mergers and acquisitions strategy and business transformations to senior general management roles with Fonterra and Coca-Cola Amatil. She loves building great customer, adviser and people experiences, especially in times of change, and is passionate about the role insurance plays in the New Zealand community.” Click here to read more
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