Zurich appoints New Zealand General Manager

30 January 2024

SYDNEY, Australia – Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) today announced the appointment of Adrian Sweeney to the position of General Manager for New Zealand.

Mr Sweeney brings extensive international insurance and governance experience to the role, including most recently as Underwriting Manager for Delta Insurance New Zealand.

Zurich New Zealand specialises in General Insurance underwriting, risk management, servicing, technical support and claims management, with insurance products spanning small business, motor, marine, liability, financial lines and property.

Alex Morgan, Head of General Insurance, Zurich Australia & New Zealand said: “Mr Sweeney brings a strong breadth of global experience, paired with technical and leadership capability, which will be key to driving Zurich New Zealand’s continued delivery of quality products and services for its customers.”

Mr Sweeney has close to 40 years of insurance experience, holding Chief Underwriting Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer positions at numerous insurers globally, including RSA Insurance, Zurich Asia Pacific, Zurich North America and Zurich Commercial Insurance.

Mr Sweeney said: “Zurich New Zealand has a long-standing reputation for driving positive outcomes for its local customers and the community. I am delighted to be joining the team and look forward to further advancing Zurich’s position in the New Zealand market.” 

Mr Sweeney will commence in the role on 1 February 2024.


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.