Mr Gary Bennett
Executive Vice President & CEO Asia, New York Life Enterprises LLC
Gary Bennett joined New York Life from New York Life Insurance Worldwide in Hong Kong, where he was President and Chief Executive. A true Asia life insurance veteran, Gary has over 25 years of experience in the industry and has worked for a number of companies in Australia and across Asia Pacific.
Before joining New York Life, Gary was Managing Director North Asia of Prudential Corporation Asia. During his tenure, he was also a member of the PCA Regional Board, Life ExCo and Chairman of the Life Insurance Companies in Japan and Korea as well as a Director of PCA Asset Management Japan. Prior to this, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CMG Asia Life in Hong Kong where he led CMG's substantial growth in Hong Kong from 1997. He was also instrumental in establishing CMG Asia Pensions and Retirement Co. and CMG Asia Trustee. Gary also held a number of senior management positions for Colonial (CMG) in the Asia-Pacific region, including CEO and Chairman of Jardine CMG Consulting in Singapore where he worked on the China Licensing Team and headed the team that saw Colonial receive the first Australia Joint Venture Life Insurance License in Vietnam and China.
Gary’s belief, passion and commitment to Platinum Wines has transcended from being a prized client (2001), to becoming a business partner in 2009. Gary is a truly inspirational and highly respected business leader, and a great asset to the growth of Platinum Wines.