MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2016) - The Warranty Group Asia Pacific has appointed Gerald Gray as Head of Sales and Head of Australia/New Zealand. In this role, he will be responsible for the growth and development of the two countries, identifying new business opportunities, and managing client relationships.

"We are pleased to have Gerry join the team," says Hemaka Perera, Director of Sales for Southeast Asia. "His experience in retail and consumer products in the automotive industry in relation to local and international finance and insurance will enable us to further grow and strengthen our presence in the region."

According to Perera, Australia and New Zealand account for about 25 percent of The Warranty Group Asia Pacific's business in the region, with approximately 3.6 million customers across industries. "We remain committed to growing our presence in these markets, and Gerry will play a key role in delivering on our promise of convenience and brand loyalty," he added.

Gray brings more than 20 years' international business experience to the team, gleaned from working with top brands across Asia Pacific and Africa. Prior to joining the company, he was Business Development Manager (General Insurance) and Regional Manager (Extended Service Business) for Ford Motor Company.

He officially joins The Warranty Group Asia Pacific on 18 April 2016 and will be based in Melbourne. 

About The Warranty Group

Celebrating more than 50 years of industry leadership, The Warranty Group is one of the world's premier global providers of warranty solutions and related benefits, with operations in more than 35 countries and nearly 1,700 employees. With Virginia Surety Company and London General Insurance as our wholly-owned insurance companies, The Warranty Group is a single-source solution that provides underwriting, claims administration, and marketing expertise to some of the world's leading manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of consumer goods including automobiles, homes, consumer appliances, electronics, and furniture, as well as specialty insurance products and services for financial institutions. For more information, visit