Group General Counsel

Ward is Group General Counsel, having joined Athora in July 2021. He is responsible for legal, compliance and governance across the Group.

Ward has three decades of international legal experience including 25 years at Genworth Financial, Inc., a Fortune 500, NYSE-listed global insurance group, where he was most recently Executive Vice President and General Counsel.

Prior to Genworth, Ward worked at an international law firm LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, at a global professional services firm, Marsh & McLennan and at a multinational insurer, AIG.

Ward also served as a Member of the Board of Directors at the Richmond Forum, the largest public speaker series in the US, from 2015 to 2022.

Ward has a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a degree in economics from Columbia University.

* Member of Athora’s Management Committee. The purpose of the Management Committee is to evidence the discharge of responsibility by its Chair for management of our assets, business and operations in accordance with the strategic direction, integrated management plan, risk appetite and strategy policy, relevant legal and regulatory obligations and bounds of spend on business growth/acquisitions approved by Athora’s Board of Directors.  

Ward Bobitz, Group General Counsel at Athora