Time lapse video of painting Georgette’s portrait.

Georgette Nicholas CEO & MD Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia

Georgette Nicholas CEO & MD Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia

Georgette Nicholas

CEO and MD Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia

Georgette’s 3 Key Success Factors:

1.       Resilience: I have faced many challenging and difficult situations throughout my life and career.  The ability to recover quickly, reflect, learn and adapt to change has been paramount to my success.

2.       Integrity: Credibility and earning people’s respect and trust is an important trait that I have focused on throughout my career. As a CEO and Managing Director, I believe this sets the tone of an organisation from the top to ensure we have the courage to do what is right, even when difficult.

3.       Living your values: I have a strong set of values that were instilled in me from a young age.  I believe in hard work and leveraging my role as a CEO and Managing Director to make a positive contribution.  This includes giving back to the community we work and live in and delivering on our business mission of helping Australians achieve their dream of home ownership.  I believe one of my roles in life is to develop the next set of leaders by leading by example as a strong role model and mentor for young executives, especially females, working their way up the corporate ladder.

Georgette is the CEO and MD of Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia.  Georgette brings more than 30 years of financial and industry experience to the role including her extensive global experience in lenders mortgage insurance.

Prior to being made CEO and MD in 2016, Georgette was Genworth’s CFO, a role which leveraged her financial acumen, industry knowledge and leadership skills across finance, audit, controllership, strategy, actuarial and investor relations.

Previously, Georgette worked as Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Public Relations and Rating Agencies with Genworth Financial Inc. Other senior roles she has held at Genworth Financial Inc. include Chief Financial Officer, US Mortgage Insurance where she was a key member of the management team leading the business through the economic downturn in the US housing market and the GFC, and Global Controller for both US Mortgage Insurance and International Segments.

Before joining Genworth in 2005, Georgette was a Director at Deloitte & Touche providing services to companies in the insurance, real estate and broadcasting industries. Earlier in her career, Georgette worked with Freed Maxick Sachs & Murphy, a top 100 accounting firm, in Buffalo, New York where she focused on audit, acquisitions and mergers, tax and strategic financial planning and prior to this as an Internal Auditor at ITT Corporation.

Georgette has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut and is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Georgette is a director of the Insurance Council of Australia