Russell Higginbotham

Head of Life & Health Products, Swiss Re

Russell Higginbotham has a first class honours degree in Business from the University of Hertfordshire and an MBA from Henley Management College. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and is currently serving as President of the Insurance Institute of London. With over 20 years' experience at Swiss Re, Russell started in the UK business unit and in 2002 moved to be the Life & Health Country Manager for Japan and subsequently Korea. In 2006, he became the CEO of Swiss Re's operations in Australia and New Zealand, based in Sydney. In 2010, Russell transferred back to the UK as Country President and CEO of Reinsurance for the UK and Ireland.