Zurich Leadership Team

Tim Bailey

Chief Executive Officer, Life & Investments Australia


Tim became CEO of Life & Investments, Zurich Australia in January 2015. Under Tim's leadership, Zurich Life & Investments has accelerated to become a leader in the Australian life insurance market.  This is through both organic growth and two significant acquisitions – that of Macquarie's life risk business in 2016, and most recently Zurich’s acquisition of OnePath Life from ANZ in June 2019.  Through Tim’s stewardship, Zurich Life & investments now employs around 1,200 Australian employees and is the largest Individual Life Insurer in the country.

Previously, as Chief Risk Officer for Zurich’s Global Life business, Tim was responsible for the early identification and mitigation of risks across Global Life as a member of both the Global Life and Group Risk Management Executive Teams and three Zurich statutory boards. Prior to that he was Head of Global Life Strategy where he led the overall development of the Global Life segment strategy and Strategy and Planning Director for UK Life, having joined Zurich from AXA UK in 2008.

With 20 years’ experience in the Life Insurance industry, Tim has held senior roles across a number of areas including Strategy, Finance, Risk and Corporate Governance - for both Zurich globally and the UK. He is a qualified UK Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in Economics from the University of Exeter.

Tim Bailey