Zurich draws on global network to internally appoint new Head of Financial Lines Australia & New Zealand

Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited (Zurich) welcomes Marc Luginbühl to the role of Head of Financial Lines Australia & New Zealand, effective June 1, 2014. Marc has spent the last eight years serving in a variety of Financial Lines roles most recently as Head of Financial Lines for Zurich in Switzerland.

Marc will be a key contributor in leading the next phase of the Financial Lines strategy within Zurich Australia & New Zealand. Financial Lines is a key contributor to Zurich's success and strong reputation in Asia Pacific. He will be based in Zurich's Sydney office.  

Marc brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise having worked in a number of critical corporate and underwriting leadership roles, over the past 12 years with Zurich.

Sean Walker, General Manager, Underwriting Corporate says this appointment demonstrates Zurich's ability to draw on our global network and find exceptional talent already within the business. 

"We're focused on attracting and retaining the best talent at Zurich and I'm delighted we are able to attract highly experienced talent such as Marc who has been with the company since 2002. 

"This appointment is a great opportunity to bring a global perspective and way of doing things to our Australian Financial Lines business." 

Marc who is fluent in German, English and French and lists ski-touring, sailing and rowing as his favourite hobbies, will be relocating to Australia with his family. He is looking forward to leading a highly experienced Financial Lines underwriting team and working closely with Zurich's key broker networks to provide perfectly tailored solutions for our customers. 

"After a diverse and varied career with Zurich, I'm excited about the prospect of taking up the Head Financial Lines Australia and New Zealand role where I can continue to lead a high performing team providing innovative and quality Financial Lines products to the Australian market."


For further information contact:

Helen Black
Head of Marketing, Communications & Customer, General Insurance
Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited
Level 3, 5 Blue Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060

Phone: +61 (02) 9995 1368
Email: Helen.black@zurich.com.au

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, including multinational corporations, in more than 170 countries. The Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.

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