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Zurich Board of Directors

Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited (ZFSA)

Paul Bedbrook BSc, F.Fin, FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Board and Member of Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee

  • Former Regional CEO, ING Asia Pacific and prior to this held other senior positions including CEO, ING Australia and President and CEO of ING Bank of Canada.
  • More than 30 years experience in financial services.

Robert Dolk, BEc, ACA, GAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Risk Compliance and Audit Committee and Member of Remuneration Committee

  • Former Regional Head Corporate Client Coverage, Territory Management - North America,  Japan and Australia for BNP Paribas.
  • More than 25 years experience in financial services internationally.

Eve Crestani, FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Board Remuneration Committee and Member of Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee

  • Professional director and business consultant with a background in law and management.
  • Career spanning more than 35 years with a primary focus on financial services and professional services industries.

Tim Bailey BA.Econ, ACA

Executive Director

  • CEO, Life & Investments, Australia
  • More than 20 years’ experience in financial services.
  • Prior to current role, held various senior management roles with Zurich Insurance Group Limited, Switzerland and UK.

Rajbir Nanra, B.Com, CPA

Executive Director

  • CEO, General Insurance, Australia & New Zealand.
  • More than 20 years experience in financial services.
  • Former Chief Financial Officer, General Insurance for Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited. Prior to this held various other senior executive roles within Australia and Asia Pacific region.

Jack Howell, B.S (QE) , MBA

Non-Executive Director

  • Regional CEO Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong.
  • More than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, spanning the Americas and Asia Pacific.
  • Formerly: Regional Officer for Asia - Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A; CEO, Prudential Life Assurance Indonesia - Prudential plc Group

Zurich Australian Insurance Limited (ZAIL)

Paul Bedbrook BSc, F.Fin, FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Board and Member of Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee

  • Former Regional CEO, ING Asia Pacific and prior to this held other senior positions including CEO, ING Australia and President and CEO of ING Bank of Canada.
  • More than 30 years experience in financial services.

Robert Dolk, BEc, ACA, GAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Risk Compliance and Audit Committee and Member of Remuneration Committee

  • Former Regional Head Corporate Client Coverage, Territory Management - North America,  Japan and Australia for BNP Paribas.
  • More than 25 years experience in financial services internationally.

Elaine Collins, BSc (Hons), MEc, FIAA, GAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director, Member of Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee and Reinsurance Committee

  • Career spanning 25 years in the Insurance Industry, most recently as Partner of Deloitte, and previously, Director with KPMG.
  • Appointed Actuary role for a number of entities 2001-2012, with experience in a broad range of business lines and general insurance issues.
  • Member of Actuaries Institute's Professional Standards Committee since 2006, providing oversight and advice to drafting taskforces. APRA liaison until 2010, improving consistency between actuarial professional standards and prudential requirements.

Rajbir Nanra, B.Com, CPA

Executive Director

  • CEO, General Insurance, Australia & New Zealand.
  • More than 20 years experience in financial services.
  • Former Chief Financial Officer, General Insurance for Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited. Prior to this held various other senior executive roles within Australia and Asia Pacific region.

Jack Howell, B.S (QE) , MBA

Non-Executive Director

  • Regional CEO Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong.
  • More than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, spanning the Americas and Asia Pacific.
  • Formerly: Regional Officer for Asia - Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A; CEO, Prudential Life Assurance Indonesia - Prudential plc Group

Zurich Australia Limited (ZAL)

Paul Bedbrook BSc, F.Fin, FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Board and Member of Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee

  • Former Regional CEO, ING Asia Pacific and prior to this held other senior positions including CEO, ING Australia and President and CEO of ING Bank of Canada.
  • More than 30 years experience in financial services.

Eve Crestani, FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Board Remuneration Committee and Member of Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee

  • Professional director and business consultant with a background in law and management.
  • Career spanning more than 35 years with a primary focus on financial services and professional services industries.

Tim Bailey BA.Econ, ACA

Executive Director

  • CEO, Life & Investments, Australia and Country Head
  • More than 20 years’ experience in financial services.
  • Prior to current role, held various senior management roles with Zurich Insurance Group Limited, Switzerland and UK.

Marc de Cure, BCom (Hons), FCA

Independent Non-Executive Director and Member of Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee

  • Former Executive Vice President and Group CFO of AIA Limited, Executive GM of Portfolio businesses and Group CFO of AMP Limited, Bain & Co partner, Managing Partner of PwC’s Australian Financial services and Asia-Pacific Risk Management practices
  • Chair of ARC Centre of Excellence for Population Ageing Research and Adjunct Professor, Business School University of NSW
  • More than 35 years’ experience in financial services as senior executive, advisor and Auditor.

Jack Howell, B.S (QE) , MBA

Non-Executive Director

  • Regional CEO Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong.
  • More than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, spanning the Americas and Asia Pacific.
  • Formerly: Regional Officer for Asia - Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A; CEO, Prudential Life Assurance Indonesia - Prudential plc Group

Zurich Investment Management Limited (ZIM)

Paul Bedbrook BSc, F.Fin, FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Board and Member of Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee

  • Former Regional CEO, ING Asia Pacific and prior to this held other senior positions including CEO, ING Australia and President and CEO of ING Bank of Canada.
  • More than 30 years experience in financial services.

Tim Bailey BA.Econ, ACA

Executive Director

  • CEO, Life & Investments, Australia and Country Head
  • More than 20 years’ experience in financial services.
  • Prior to current role, held various senior management roles with Zurich Insurance Group Limited, Switzerland and UK.

Marc de Cure, BCom (Hons), FCA

Independent Non-Executive Director and Member of Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee

  • Former Executive Vice President and Group CFO of AIA Limited, Executive GM of Portfolio businesses and Group CFO of AMP Limited, Bain & Co partner, Managing Partner of PwC’s Australian Financial services and Asia-Pacific Risk Management practices
  • Chair of ARC Centre of Excellence for Population Ageing Research and Adjunct Professor, Business School University of NSW
  • More than 35 years’ experience in financial services as senior executive, advisor and Auditor.

Zurich Australian Superannuation Pty Limited (ZAS)

Winsome Hall, BA

Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman Appointed 4 December 2007 – Current

  • Non-executive director with more than 17 years’ experience in a variety of private and public listed companies in the financial sector; significant experience in audit roles and governance, including investment governance and funding Australian research and innovation investment.
  • Trustee Director for Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation and Medical Research Commercialisation Fund Pty Ltd.

Susan Roberts, BEc FIAA

Independent non-executive director Appointed 1 December 2016 – current

  • Formerly CEO and Executive Director Lazard Asset Management, with 25+ years of experience in funds management, financial services and superannuation.
  • Fellow of the Actuaries Institute of Australia, Chair of Investor Working Group of the 30% Club Australia

Raelene Seales, BBus

Non-Executive Director Appointed 16 May 2016 - Current

  • Chief Operations Officer for General Insurance Australia responsible for the Zurich Underwriting Centre, Business Transformation, Corporate Real Estate & Facilities Management, Marketing and Customer as well as IT and Commercial Platforms
  • Prior to Zurich, Raelene has had over 25 years experience in Banking and Finance including roles at MLC and ANZ

Brett Bennett, GAICD

Non-Executive Director Appointed 31 March 2011 - Current

  • Chief Technology Officer for APAC. Previously, Chief Technology Officer for Zurich Australia responsible for managing the Technical Operations Group.
  • Prior to Zurich, 15 years with GIO in various roles with the last 10 of these being in Senior & Executive Management positions.