HONG KONG — Manulife has brought in Dudley White as Asia communications head, succeeding David Norris who has returned to the UK.

White joins from AIA, where he was director of external communications since mid-2020. At Manulife, he reports to Julie Nestor, the company's chief marketing and experience design officer in Asia, and global chief communications officer Laura Vallis.

White remains based in Hong Kong and will oversee internal and external communications across Manulife’s Asia markets. He will work with Manulife’s global and regional offices, as well as in the local businesses across Asia to further enhance Manulife’s reputation.

Prior to AIA, White headed up communications at various divisions of Commonwealth Bank, Australia’s largest bank. He started his career as a financial journalist, having spent eight and a half years at Bloomberg in London, Melbourne and Sydney.