Tim Howell was appointed the Head of Propositions for Zurich’s Life and Investments business in June 2017, after a long career with Zurich in senior actuarial positions.
In his current role based in Sydney, he is accountable for the development of Zurich’s life insurance and investment propositions – products and key services to support our customers with contemporary and best-practice life insurance cover and investments.
Tim held the position of Chief Life Actuary for Zurich Australia from April 2015 to June 2017 with responsibility spanning actuarial reporting, reinsurance and capital management of the Life and Investments business. During this time, Tim provided advice on product development and pricing initiatives and was a key member of the team that successfully completed the acquisition of the Macquarie Life risk portfolio in 2016.
Prior to relocating back into the Australian Zurich team in 2015, he was the Director of the Actuarial Service Centre Asia Pacific based in Kuala Lumpur. Having established the centre in 2012, he led a regional team of actuarial professionals to support the life actuarial reporting for business units across the Asia Pacific. This included consulting to both start up and established businesses within the Zurich Group, and implementing governance best practices. Under his leadership, usage of the actuarial service centre expanded and the team built a reputation for high-performance.
Prior to joining Zurich in 2009, Tim held management and actuarial roles at Ernst & Young and Tower Australia. Tim is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.