As Head of Marketing and Communications for Zurich Life and Investments, Richard and his team lead the marketing communications activities of the business, across brand, PR and campaign based initiatives.
Richard also leads Zurich's engagement with Government, as well as overseeing internal communications.
Richard joined Zurich in 2010 and has more than 20 years’ experience in financial services, holding a variety of senior roles across marketing, communication and product management with organisations including Comminsure, IAG, Westpac, and Bupa.
In his current role, Richard has been a driving force behind Zurich’s adoption of new media and technology, and is a regular speaker and presenter in this area. A respected industry commentator, he has also judged several high profile awards, including the AFA Adviser of the Year, and the ADMA effectiveness awards.
Richard is a Certified Practicing Marketer, a member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia, holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tasmania and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Charles Sturt University.