Jim rejoined the AFG board in 2015 having retired as Group CEO and Managing Director of life insurer TAL (formerly TOWER Australia). TAL is 100% owned by Dai-ichi Life, a major global Japanese-based life insurer. Jim had been in that role since November 2006 and prior to that was Group CEO of the trans-Tasman TOWER Limited Group. Jim has extensive experience in the financial services sector and an intimate understanding of the AFG business having sat on the AFG board from 2004 until 2013.
A Chartered Accountant, Mr. Minto recently retired as Chair of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) and was a panel member of the Australian Government’s Review of Natural Disasters Insurance in 2011. He is also an executive officer of Dai-ichi Life of Japan, a director of Singapore-based Dai-ichi Life Asia Pacific and a member of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal Advisory Council.