Zurich Leadership Team

Gavin Pearce

Chief Operating Officer, Life & Investments


Gavin Pearce joined the Zurich Life & Investments Australian business as Chief Operating Officer in June 2019 following the sale of the ANZ Life Insurance Business.

Gavin has more than 40 years of extensive financial services experience, and has consistently demonstrated the ability to establish clear business focus, with strong interpersonal skills to lead people through change and a strong commitment to personal values and shared team values.

Prior to joining Zurich, Gavin was Managing Director, Insurance, for ANZ Wealth Australia with responsibility for Life Insurance, General Insurance and Lending Mortgage Insurance offers for individuals and corporate clients. Gavin has held a number of senior roles including Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Investment Division of Tower Australia Group, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of AMP General Insurance, Chief Executive Officer of GIO Australia, and Managing Director of Metlife Insurance.

Gavin holds BSc degree and is Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. Gavin is married with two adult children and two grandsons. He is a keen golfer and enjoys the rugby.

Phil Anderson