2019 SAFE Board of Directors
SAFE is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of leaders and authorities from a variety of financial services organizations. The board is united in its primary objective to better inform the public and other centers of influence of the value and attributes that annuity products add to one’s financial and/or retirement plan.
Board of Directors
Harry N. Stout
Harry Stout is an acknowledged senior leader in the global financial services business with experience in all key business lines with particular expertise in annuity and life insurance marketing, sales, product innovation, and distribution. He has over 25 years of financial services industry experience in the U.S. and abroad, working in Europe, Northern Asia, Africa, New Zealand, and Australia.
He is a Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is a past director of the National Association for Fixed Annuities, the Financial Services Council of Australia, the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association, and the Life Insurance Marketing and Research Association.
Mr. Stout’s experience includes serving as Managing Director of Investments and Insurance with Australian and New Zealand Bank (ANZ), where he was based in Sydney and ran the Australian life insurance, investment, retirement services, general insurance and advice businesses for this large regional Australasian bank. During his time in Australia, he was also Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ING Australia.
His U.S. business experience includes serving as President of Voya’s U.S. Retail Annuity Business Group, where he directed the fixed, indexed, and variable annuity businesses. He also spent over a decade with Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company where he served as Chief Executive Officer and President as well as holding key senior leadership roles for its parent companies USF&G Corporation, Travelers Corporation, and Old Mutual U.S. Holdings, Inc. He has also been a corporate officer or Board member of several insurance marketing organizations. He began his career in public accounting with KPMG where he spent 10 years working primarily with multi-national enterprises.
Harry is a nationally known speaker and author on life insurance and annuities. He is also the author of the new book – The FinancialVerse – A Common Sense Approach to Your Money that will be published in 2019.
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