Zurich Leadership Team

Tim Plant

Chief Executive Officer, General Insurance Australia and New Zealand


Tim commenced as CEO General Insurance, Zurich Australia, on 7 August 2018. He has a strong track record in driving transformation, innovation, and customer service initiatives and more than 25 years’ experience across insurance, reinsurance and financial services.

Prior to joining 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. 

Tim holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics from the University of New England, a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from La Trobe University, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's advanced management program. He is also a Director of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF).

Chris Waterman