Zurich’s Victoria & Tasmania team bolstered with appointment of Ross McCallum as new State Distribution Manager

Zurich continues to strengthen its market-facing presence with another key appointment as we welcome Ross McCallum to the position of State Distribution Manager for Victoria & Tasmania. Ross will commence on 24 June 2014.

Ross comes to Zurich from Allianz where he managed the Sales & Distribution team in Melbourne and prior to this was the National Cluster Manager based out of Sydney, where he developed and delivered on key sales strategies across Broker Cluster Groups and AR networks.

State Manager Victoria and Tasmania, Chris O'Connor says Ross is a strong professional with over 14 years’ experience in the insurance industry. 

“Ross’ diverse background has given him exposure to a number of critical business areas from technical claims and underwriting to strategic distribution roles across state and national intermediated channels.”

“Ross is also well known and highly regarded amongst brokers. His in-depth understanding of general insurance and the intermediated market, combined with strong client management experience makes him an asset to Zurich.”

“In 2013 we were voted NIBA General Insurer of the Year by the broker community and Ross’ appointment comes at an exciting time for Zurich as we look to build on that success. We are implementing several key initiatives designed to enhance the broker experience along with continual investment in our broker relationships that reinforce Zurich’s business model as being a truly intermediated insurer of choice.”

Ross says he is thrilled to be taking on an exciting new challenge in his career and using his established credentials to take Zurich forward in the market as the go to insurer for brokers.

“I’m looking forward to contributing to and executing on Zurich’s distribution strategy while leading a high performing business development team. Zurich has a unique value proposition to offer the market and this underpins the strength of its broker relationships across Melbourne, regional Victoria and Tasmania.” 


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.