Zurich boosts Life Risk Underwriting team to meet rapidly changing needs of advisers and customers

Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited (Zurich) announced today the appointment of two Senior Life Risk Underwriters – the latest in a string of appointments for the Life & Investments business - that have been made to further align Zurich’s proposition to the rapidly changing needs of advisers and customers.
Phil Anderson, Zurich Australia Chief Underwriting Officer
Phil Anderson, Zurich Australia
Chief Underwriting Officer

According to Chief Underwriting Officer, Mr Phil Anderson, "The business has been experiencing extremely strong growth and a key driver of our success has been our agility and responsiveness in all aspects of our proposition, including underwriting."

Since commencing with Zurich, Regional Underwriting Managers Matthew Apps and Tina Beilby, have been focused on aligning the Underwriting proposition and strengthening adviser relationships across the Northern region and Southern region respectively.  

Mr Anderson said, "We have worked hard to refine this proposition and build our regional underwriting teams throughout 2013 so advisers and customers receive the dedicated support they need to ensure a smooth end-to-end advice process."

Mrs Tran Rogers appointed Senior Underwriter, based in Adelaide

Mrs Rogers has joined Zurich's Life Risk Team in Adelaide, bringing with her more than 12 years experience in the financial services industry and a wealth of experience in underwriting and building strong adviser relationships. She has an excellent 360 degree appreciation of the overall risk process and understands the needs of advisers, having previously worked as a financial planner herself prior to joining ING to fulfil her career goal as an Underwriter. Her most recent underwriting role was at OnePath.

Mr Ian McGregor appointed Senior Underwriter, based in Sydney

Mr McGregor joins Zurich as a Senior Underwriter, bringing with him a vast history of underwriting experience and high levels of technical ability. In his last two roles at Aviva and MLC respectively, Mr McGregor supported Platinum advisers. 

Other appointments that have been made over the past year include Scott Power, Senior Underwriter, QLD and Kimberley Robinson, Platinum Underwriting Relationship Manager, NSW.

According to Mr Anderson, "We have successfully built up our Underwriting team across Australia to ensure we can continue supporting our growth ambitions by offering a world class underwriting service model that is agile, responsive and has customers and advisers at its very heart."


For further information contact:

Richard Dunkerley
Head of Marketing and Communications,
Zurich Life & Investments
Phone: +61 2 9995 1127

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.