Insurance executive named head of Australian Business Community Network’s board

Brett Clark, CEO and managing director of TAL Group, has been officially named chair of the Australian Business Community Network (ABCN).

For the ABCN, Clark has been an invaluable asset to the board since 2019, making significant contributions to leadership, strategy, and governance.

Taking over for Tony Macvean, a managing partner at Hall & Wilcox who has been a member of the ABCN board for eleven years, including the last six as chair, is new chair Clark. Macvean is stepping down from his position.

“Brett has already made a wonderful contribution to ABCN over the past four years, and with the setting of a new five-year strategy for the organization, this is the perfect opportunity for him to work with the board and executive to deliver the next phase of impact, innovation, and growth,” Macvean said, commenting on the appointment. ”

For his eleven years of service and invaluable contributions to the ABCN board, Clark expressed his gratitude to Macvean.

Thanks for all of Tony’s hard work over the last eleven years; I speak for the board and the entire company when I say how much we appreciate it. He is well-liked by ABCN’s board and leadership, and he will be missed. His innovative spirit and lasting impact will be missed. Best wishes for his future endeavors,” Clark wished him. “The amazing work that ABCN does to mentor and support students from lower socio-economic backgrounds and the broader community has been laid bare for me during my tenure on the ABCN board. It is an honor to be guiding the network into its next stage of development.”