Zurich appoints new Executive General Manager - Commercial

Zurich General Insurance in Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Adrian Riminton to the role of Executive General Manger Commercial. Adrian is currently General Manager of the New Zealand business.

Adrian joined Zurich in 2010 and is an existing member of the General Insurance Executive team under Daniel Fogarty as CEO. A qualified lawyer, Adrian has a 20 year background in financial services in Australia and New Zealand - the last 12 years in insurance.

Prior to Zurich, his insurance leadership roles covered sales, distribution and strategic relationship management along with regional and general management responsibilities. More recently he has successfully guided our New Zealand business through the challenges of the post-earthquake market. Adrian will be moving back to Sydney in due course and will retain ongoing oversight of the New Zealand operations. Christina Chellew, currently NZ Underwriting Manager, will be Acting GM - NZ.

Daniel Fogarty said of Adrian's appointment "We are delighted that Adrian is taking on this role. He is an active and highly valued member of our Executive team. I have no doubt that he will drive the best outcomes in our broader SME and Middle Market Commercial business in Australia and New Zealand.

"I am excited to be leading such a strong team into the future. With Adrian as EGM Commercial and Giles Crowley as EGM Global Corporate along with others in the Executive, brokers can expect to see even more focus on our propositions and relationships."


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.