Zurich announces new Head of General Insurance

12 July 2023

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) today announced the appointment of Alex Morgan as Head of General Insurance (GI), Australia & New Zealand.

Mr Morgan currently serves as Chief Risk Officer, Zurich Asia Pacific (APAC), and brings a wealth of local and regional expertise, having previously led GI Retail (SME) and Cover-More businesses in Australia & New Zealand. He has also served as Head of Specialty (APAC), Chief Underwriting Officer, Global Corporate (Japan) and Head of Financial Institutions and Management Liability (United Kingdom).

The appointment follows the promotion of Sean Walker to the newly created role of Head of Commercial Insurance (CI) & Chief Technical Officer (APAC).

Mr Walker will join the Global CI Leadership Team and become a member of the Zurich Group Leadership Team. Working with local markets, he will be responsible for regional GI strategy as well as consolidating and enhancing Zurich’s underwriting and claims capabilities across APAC.

Justin Delaney, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Australia & New Zealand said: “I am very pleased to welcome Alex to our leadership team. As the only major composite – life and general – insurer in the market, this is a critical appointment.”

“With a strong understanding of the local market, together with broad global and regional experience, Alex will bring both continuity and a fresh perspective as we seek to further advance our customer offering and competitive position.”

“I want to also congratulate and thank Sean for his excellent leadership of the GI business in Australia & New Zealand. As testament to his extensive experience and deep expertise, Sean’s appointment represents both a fantastic professional opportunity and, more importantly, a meaningful and important strategic step for Zurich in the region,” Mr Delaney said.

The appointments are effective from 1 August, 2023. Mr Morgan will continue to be based in Sydney. Mr Walker will relocate from Australia to Singapore.


Zurich Financial Services Australia is a life insurance, commercial insurance and investments specialist that has been participating in the Australian market since 1920. Since its acquisition of OnePath Life from ANZ in 2019, the company provides life insurance to more than 1.5 million Australian customers under both the Zurich and OnePath Life brands.  Further information about Zurich Financial Services Australia is available at www.zurich.com.au.

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer serving people and businesses in more than 200 countries and territories. Founded 150 years ago, Zurich is transforming insurance. In addition to providing insurance protection, Zurich is increasingly offering prevention services such as those that promote wellbeing and enhance climate resilience.

Reflecting its purpose to ‘create a brighter future together’, Zurich aspires to be one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world. It is targeting net-zero emissions by 2050 and has the highest-possible ESG rating from MSCI. In 2020, Zurich launched the Zurich Forest project to support reforestation and biodiversity restoration in Brazil.

The Group has about 60,000 employees and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information is available at www.zurich.com.