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TAL welcomes new non-executive director

By Jessica Penny
3 minute read

Naomi Edwards joined the life insurer on 8 December.

TAL has announced the appointment of experienced services industry director Ms Edwards as an independent non-executive director to the board.

Ms Edwards comes into the role with 35 years of experience in the life insurance and superannuation sectors across Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Moreover, she is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (London and Australia) and the 2023 president of the Australian Actuaries Institute.


Commenting on the appointment, TAL chair Mark Joiner said: “Naomi is a highly respected leader of the superannuation and life insurance sectors, focused on delivering results for all stakeholders.

“On behalf of the board, I extend a warm welcome to Naomi and look forward to working with her as TAL executes the next phase of its corporate strategy,” he continued.

In addition to her role at TAL, Ms Edwards is currently the chair of Accurium Limited, and serves as a non-executive director for Yarra Investment Management, Propel Funeral Partners and the Tasmanian Development Board.

She is the former chair of Spirit Super and Australian Ethical Investment and has previously served on the boards of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Ethical Super, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees, Hunter Hall and Nikko Asset Management.

Ms Edwards said that she looks forward to working with the board and the executive team led by CEO Brett Clark.

“I have followed TAL’s journey and admired its culture and corporate values and I am delighted to be joining the board.”

Further, Ms Edwards was previously a partner at Deloitte and has worked with fund managers and superannuation funds in the industry super, retail ESG and ethical super sectors.