Kerrie Kelly (pictured) has left her position as director general of the Association of British Insurers after just six months in the job.
In a statement, the ABI says Kelly is to return to Australia for personal reasons with Maggie Craig serving as acting director general until a replacement is found. However, the Financial Times reports that Kelly was “pushed out” by the ABI board following a meeting this week.
Kelly joined the ABI in February this year after leaving her role as executive director and chief executive of the Insurance Council of Australia, which she had led since 2006.
Kelly was previously chief executive of the Financial Planning Association in Australia.
Outgoing ABI Chairman, Archie Kane says: “Although she has only been here for a short time, Kerrie has had the drive and energy to make an impact on the organisation and the industry during an important period. I am grateful for her contribution and wish her well in her future endeavours.
“With over 30 years of experience at the cutting edge of financial services and the insurance industry, Maggie Craig possesses all of the qualities required to step up to this challenging role.”