Global loss adjuster Sedgwick has announced the appointment of Derek Roberts as its new Chief Operating Officer for Australia.
An industry veteran with over 18 years of experience, Roberts boasts an accomplished career with a strong knowledge of global financial services across several countries, including Australia, Malaysia, South Africa, the UK and the US.
He was CEO of AmGeneral Insurance Berhad from 2014 to 2020 and joins Sedgwick from UnityCorp Asia in Malaysia, where he was also CEO.
Roberts will oversee Sedgwick’s operations and service delivery to clients in Australia. His oversight covers multiple areas of the business, including claims management, property, professional services, workforce absence, and compensation programs.
Diego Ascani, Sedgwick CEO for Australia, commented, “Derek has a strong customer focus. Having him join the Sedgwick leadership team in Australia further strengthens our high-performing operations as we continue to implement our strategic growth plans in the region.”
Roberts expressed his anticipation about working with the Sedgwick team and using his experience to streamline client services. “My focus at Sedgwick is driving efficiency within the business and consistent execution of our services.”
“I look forward to working with Sedgwick’s team of talented colleagues and drawing on my experience to help serve our clients through our innovative processes, robust technology offerings, and world-class service.”