Vivek Bhatia

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director / icare

Vivek is the inaugural CEO and Managing Director of icare.

Prior to becoming CEO of icare, Vivek was a Board Member for SafeWork Australia, representing NSW and playing a critical role in the formation and set-up of icare.

He has 20 years’ experience in the insurance and management consulting sectors.

Vivek is known for leading complex and large scale transformation agendas on the back of mergers and acquisitions, growth strategy, cost reduction and efficiency initiatives, technology and operating model transitions.

In 2008, he was appointed CEO of Wesfarmers Insurance in Australia, where he was responsible for leading the multi-brand (Lumley, WFI, Coles Insurance), multi-channel insurer through a significant transformation journey.

Prior to that, he co-led McKinsey & Company’s Asia Pacific Restructuring & Transformation practice, and held several other prominent leadership roles in strategy, operations and technology at Wesfarmers Insurance and QBE in Australia and overseas.

Vivek, who was named Insurance Leader of the Year at ANZIIF’s 2017 Australian Insurance Industry Awards, has also been the Chair of the former NSW Dust Diseases Board and the NSW representative on the Board of SafeWork Australia.

He is a Chartered Financial Analyst with a degree in engineering, and an MBA in strategy.