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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.
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.
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
Jack Howell

Nicolette Rubinsztein B.BusSci(Hons), MBA, GAICD

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

  • Career spanning over 25 years in financial services including extensive wealth management experience across the retail, institutional, funds management, advice and insurance markets
  • Former senior executive at Colonial First State/CBA and prior to this at BT Funds Management and Towers Perrin
  • President of Actuaries Institute for 2019, previously on the board of ASFA for 8 years and previously chair of numerous industry committees 
  • UNSW Alumni Leader and member of Macquarie University’s Faculty of Business and Economics Industry Advisory Board.
Jack Howell

Gabrielle Trainor AO, LLB. (Melb.), M.A, FAICD

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

  • Over 25 years’ experience as non-executive director, including as chair, with a range of entities in sectors including urban development and property, mining and construction contracting, finance and insurance, transport, sport, infrastructure and tourism
  • Former roles include lawyer, newspaper journalist and public sector executive
  • Advisor in issues management, public policy and corporate affairs, primarily to top-20 ASX listed companies
  • Churchill Fellow and was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia in 2017 for distinguished service to the community
Jack Howell

Gavin Pearce BSc, FIA

Executive Director

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Over 40 years’ experience in financial services
  • Prior to current role, held various senior positions in ANZ Wealth, including Managing Director, Insurance; Deputy Managing Director Global Wealth and Acting Management Director, Wealth Division ANZ Australia

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.

OnePath Life Limited

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.
Jack Howell

Nicolette Rubinsztein B.BusSci(Hons), MBA, GAICD

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

  • Career spanning over 25 years in financial services including extensive wealth management experience across the retail, institutional, funds management, advice and insurance markets
  • Former senior executive at Colonial First State/CBA and prior to this at BT Funds Management and Towers Perrin
  • President of Actuaries Institute for 2019, previously on the board of ASFA for 8 years and previously chair of numerous industry committees 
  • UNSW Alumni Leader and member of Macquarie University’s Faculty of Business and Economics Industry Advisory Board.
Jack Howell

Gabrielle Trainor AO, LLB. (Melb.), M.A, FAICD

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

  • Over 25 years’ experience as non-executive director, including as chair, with a range of entities in sectors including urban development and property, mining and construction contracting, finance and insurance, transport, sport, infrastructure and tourism
  • Former roles include lawyer, newspaper journalist and public sector executive
  • Advisor in issues management, public policy and corporate affairs, primarily to top-20 ASX listed companies
  • Churchill Fellow and was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia in 2017 for distinguished service to the community
Marc de Cure

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.
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
Jack Howell

Gavin Pearce BSc, FIA

Executive Director

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Over 40 years’ experience in financial services
  • Prior to current role, held various senior positions in ANZ Wealth, including Managing Director, Insurance; Deputy Managing Director Global Wealth and Acting Management Director, Wealth Division ANZ Australia

OnePath General Insurance Pty Limited

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.
Jack Howell

Nicolette Rubinsztein B.BusSci(Hons), MBA, GAICD

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

  • Career spanning over 25 years in financial services including extensive wealth management experience across the retail, institutional, funds management, advice and insurance markets
  • Former senior executive at Colonial First State/CBA and prior to this at BT Funds Management and Towers Perrin
  • President of Actuaries Institute for 2019, previously on the board of ASFA for 8 years and previously chair of numerous industry committees 
  • UNSW Alumni Leader and member of Macquarie University’s Faculty of Business and Economics Industry Advisory Board.
Jack Howell

Gabrielle Trainor AO, LLB. (Melb.), M.A, FAICD

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

  • Over 25 years’ experience as non-executive director, including as chair, with a range of entities in sectors including urban development and property, mining and construction contracting, finance and insurance, transport, sport, infrastructure and tourism
  • Former roles include lawyer, newspaper journalist and public sector executive
  • Advisor in issues management, public policy and corporate affairs, primarily to top-20 ASX listed companies
  • Churchill Fellow and was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia in 2017 for distinguished service to the community
Marc de Cure

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.
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.