Ian Yard-Smith brings over twenty years’ experience as a lawyer, manager and insurance professional to the role. Most recently Ian was an executive manager in charge of claims, education and risk management for a mutual insurance company focused on professional indemnity. Ian was born in Wagga and grew up in an agricultural family. Ian sits on the Executive Committee of Achmea Australia and is responsible for the underwriting, claims and Rural Insurance Officer teams. Ian has been involved with a number of insurance industry bodies over the years and is presently on the NSW Executive Committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel.