Diego Ascani, Managing Director of Xchanging Australia, started his professional career as a lawyer. "“Growing up in South Africa, I developed a keen interest in the notions of equality and justice. This interest grew into an interest in law, the judicial process, and how the average person could avail themselves of the protections that the law provided.”"

After studying and gaining his commercial and legal qualifications, Diego began working for a mid-sized legal practice where he handled personal injury claims. On behalf of government, local and international insurers and reinsurers, Diego attended to the loss adjusting and adjudication of major losses across sectors including government, banking, manufacturing, and mining.

“It was at this time that I gained real experience and exposure into the mechanics of the insurance industry. I also gained a vast amount of personal satisfaction in witnessing firsthand how insurance can work to reinstate people and businesses, as far as possible, to their pre-incident condition. I think this is what gave me my life purpose: seeing how I was instrumental in getting people through losses they had suffered and into a better position.”