Key spokespeople & media contacts


For General Insurance media enquiries contact:

Helen Black

Head of Marketing, Communications & Customer

Phone: +61 2 9995 1368

For Life & Investment media enquiries contact:

Richard Dunkerley

Head of Marketing & Communications

Phone: +61 2 9995 1127

Advertising media enquiries contact:


Rajbir Nanra

Interim Chief Executive Officer, General Insurance, Australia and New Zealand

Rajbir was appointed interim Chief Executive Office in September 2015. In 2014, Rajbir Nanra took on the role of Chief Financial Officer – General Insurance. Previously, he was the Regional Audit Director – Asia Pacific for Zurich where he led a regional team of 40 auditors covering both General Insurance and Life.

Raj has an insurance and finance background spanning 22 years. Originally Australian, he has extensive Asia Pacific experience having lived and worked in China, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Prior to joining Zurich in January 2013, Raj worked for Ace Group for 7 years in Asia Pacific. He held several senior executives roles. Raj has also held several senior Finance roles including Finance Director Asia where he was involved in merger and acquisition activities as well as all aspects of financial and balance sheet management, budgeting and capital allocation. 

Raj holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle (Australia), and is an Australian CPA. Outside of the office, you’ll find Raj practicing his swing on the golf course and enjoying his other favourite hobby as a keen wine taster.

Tim Bailey

Chief Executive Officer, Life and Investments Australia

Tim became CEO Life and Investments, Zurich Australia, on 1 January 2015. Previously, as Chief Risk Officer for Zurich’s Global Life business, he was a member of both the Global Life and Group Risk Management Executive Teams, a member of three Zurich statutory boards and the Group’s Corporate Responsibility Working Group. Prior to that Tim was Head of Global Life Strategy where he led the overall development of the Global Life segment strategy and also Strategy and Planning Director for UK Life, having joined Zurich from AXA UK in 2008.

With nearly 20 years experience in the Life Insurance industry, Tim has held senior roles across a number of areas including Finance, Strategy and Corporate Governance - for both global Zurich and the UK.  He is a qualified UK Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in Economics from the University of Exeter.

Patrick Noble

Senior Investment Specialist

Patrick joined the company in September 2006. Patrick acts as an Investment Specialist in the Australian Shares, Australian & Global REITs and International Shares products. He is also a member of the Tactical Asset Allocation Committee.

  • Bachelor of Business , University of Technology Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, FINSIA (formerly Securities Institute of Australia)

Patrick has held previous roles at Lend Lease Investment Management and more recently at Skandia in the position of Investment Specialist, where he was responsible for communicating their investment research capabilities and range of investment options.

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Cathy Manolios

General Counsel/Head of Corporate Governance

Ms Manolios joined Zurich in 2002, and is a member of the Executive Team. She has over 20 years of experience, and is responsible for the management of the Legal, Compliance, Risk Management and Company Secretarial functions. She also sits on a number of internal boards. She has worked as a Senior Associate at Malleson Stephen Jaques; for Colonial Limited as their General Manager, Legal and Corporate Services; and as Legal Counsel for Legal and General.

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