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Zurich Board of Directors

Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited (ZFSA)

Paul Bedbrook

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.
Marc de Cure

Marc de Cure, BCom (Hons), FCA

Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman 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.
Elaine Collins

John Mulcahy, B.Eng (Hons), PhD. Eng. FAICD

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

  • More than 20 years’ experience in financial services.
  • Former CEO and Group Executive of major ASX listed Australian companies including Suncorp Metway, Commonwealth Bank and Lend Lease.
Tim Bailey

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.
Tim Plant

Tim Plant, MBA, GradDipAgEc, B.Sc. (Agr.)

Executive Director

  • CEO, General Insurance, Australia & New Zealand
  • More than 25 years' experience across insurance, reinsurance and financial services.
  • Prior to Zurich, he was the Group Executive of Insurance for NSW at iCare, the largest public sector self-insurer in Australia. He held senior roles at QBE between 2009 and 2016, having joined through QBE’s acquisition of Elders Insurance, as well as roles at SwissRe, Sydney Re, QBE London and Australian Eagle Insurance.
  • Director of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF).
Jack Howell

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

Paul Bedbrook, BSc, F.Fin, FAICD

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

Tim Plant, MBA, GradDipAgEc, B.Sc. (Agr.)

Executive Director

  • CEO, General Insurance, Australia & New Zealand
  • More than 25 years' experience across insurance, reinsurance and financial services.
  • Prior to Zurich, he was the Group Executive of Insurance for NSW at iCare, the largest public sector self-insurer in Australia. He held senior roles at QBE between 2009 and 2016, having joined through QBE’s acquisition of Elders Insurance, as well as roles at SwissRe, Sydney Re, QBE London and Australian Eagle Insurance.
  • Director of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF).
Elaine Collins

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

Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Risk, Compliance and Audit 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.
Jack Howell

Kevin Wright

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

  • More than 30 years’ experience in financial services.
  • Former Regional Chief Executive Officer SouthEast Asia, Hong Kong, India of AXA Asia. Prior to this held various other senior executive roles within Australia and Asia Pacific region.
  • Former wicketkeeper who represented Australia in 10 test matches.
Elaine Collins

John Mulcahy, B.Eng (Hons), PhD. Eng. FAICD

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

  • More than 20 years’ experience in financial services.
  • Former CEO and Group Executive of major ASX listed Australian companies including Suncorp Metway, Commonwealth Bank and Lend Lease.
Rajbir Nanra

Matthew Reilly, BSc (Hons) Ec & Acc.

Non-Executive Director

  • Head of Operations, APAC (Life & General Insurance), based in Hong Kong
  • More than 20 years’ of experience in the financial services industry, spanning Europe and Asia Pacific

Zurich Australia Limited (ZAL)

Paul Bedbrook

Paul Bedbrook BSc, F.Fin, FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Board and Member of Risk, Compliance and Audit 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.
Marc de Cure

Marc de Cure, BCom (Hons), FCA

Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman 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

Kevin Wright

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

  • More than 30 years’ experience in financial services.
  • Former Regional Chief Executive Officer SouthEast Asia, Hong Kong, India of AXA Asia. Prior to this held various other senior executive roles within Australia and Asia Pacific region.
  • Former wicketkeeper who represented Australia in 10 test matches.
Tim Bailey

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.
Jack Howell

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

Paul Bedbrook BSc, F.Fin, FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Board 

  • 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

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

Marc de Cure, BCom (Hons), FCA

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • 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.