Hong Kong, 22 April, 2015 – FWD Group today announced the appointment of John Baird as a Non-Executive Director to the Board, effective 30 April 2015. Mr Baird brings with him extensive experience in international affairs, having most recently been Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and previous to that President of the Treasury Board. His credentials complement an already strong bench of FWD’s existing Board members and experienced management team.
"We are pleased to welcome John to FWD’s Board," said The Hon Ronald Arculli, Chairman of FWD Group. "As we build a world-class Asia-focused insurance business, the insight and experience of a globally diverse board is vital. John is an extremely strong addition with his depth of experience in international relations and building partnerships, combined with his solid expertise in the public sector, understanding and addressing public expectations."
"I am very excited for the opportunity to work with the FWD team," Mr Baird added. "FWD is a dynamic insurer in the Asian market that aims to further support industry growth through delivering enhanced customer experiences and innovative customer-led propositions. I look forward to helping FWD extend its role as a leading pan-Asian insurer."