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Mr Jonathan Dixon named as next Secretary General of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS)

13 February 2017FSB
Jonathan Dixon

Jonathan Dixon

of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) The Financial Services Board (FSB) congratulates Mr Jonathan Dixon, Deputy Executive Officer for Insurance, on being named as the next Secretary General for the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), based in Basel, Switzerland.

The IAIS is the international standard setting body for the supervision of the insurance sector. Mr Dixon will succeed long-time Secretary General Yoshihiro Kawai and is the first person from an emerging market country to hold this position.

Since 2008 Mr Dixon has provided oversight of insurance regulation and supervision as Deputy Executive Officer for Insurance at the FSB. In this role, he has transformed insurance regulation and supervision into a more proactive, risk-based and outcomes-focused approach.

“For eight years Jonathan has been a vital part of the FSB management team. We are grateful for all his contributions, including the hard work he has put into our move towards Twin Peaks regulation. We wish him everything of the best in his new position, and we are proud of his achievement and how it reflects on the quality of insurance supervision in South Africa” said FSB Executive Officer, Adv. Dube Tshidi.     

Mr Dixon has been an active participant in the IAIS since 2009, having held a number of leadership positions including IAIS Executive Committee member and Chair of the Implementation Committee. Among his many accomplishments, he spearheaded the creation of a Coordinated Implementation Framework for maximising the impact of IAIS implementation initiatives and was part of a small leadership team that developed the current IAIS five-year strategic plan.  As Chair of the Governing Council for the Access to Insurance Initiative, Mr Dixon is a highly regarded leader on inclusive and responsible insurance.

“Jonathan Dixon brings a unique combination of proven insurance supervisory experience with global leadership on key insurance initiatives,” said Dr Victoria Saporta, Chair of the IAIS Executive Committee. She added: “I have worked alongside Jonathan for several years and have been impressed by his commitment to the mission of the IAIS, his pragmatic and proportionate approach to insurance supervision, his inclusiveness in reaching out and building strong partnerships and, ultimately, his track record of delivering on a vision.”

Mr Dixon will join the IAIS on 1 September 2017, allowing time for a smooth transfer of his current responsibilities.

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