Emma Thomas

Chief Executive Officer, Achmea Australia (Australia)
Emma was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Achmea Australia in April 2017.

With a strong financial services background, Emma leads Achmea’s rapid growth in Australia as specialist farm insurer. Through her family’s strong personal connection to farming, Emma is proud to continue Achmea’s 200-year ethos of protecting farmers and their communities. Having witnessed first-hand the devastating impacts of natural disasters on farming communities, she acutely understands the importance of making sure that in the event of a claim, farmers are back in business as soon as possible.

After completing a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Otago, Emma held audit roles with Deloitte in NZ, Australia and the USA, and an executive role in an IT solutions company before moving into senior leadership roles at FMG.

Emma has also completed a Diploma of General Insurance and is a Senior Associate with the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance.