Zurich Assure board appointment

1 July 2024

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) today announced the appointment of Pauline Vamos as Independent Director and Chair of Zurich Assure, effective 1 July 2024.

Ms Vamos has extensive experience across financial services, insurance and the regulatory landscape, including as a former Director of Financial Services Regulation at the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC), Chief Executive Officer at the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) and Head of Legal and Compliance at Tower Life.

In addition to joining the Zurich Assure board, Ms Vamos currently also serves as a Non-Executive board member of Mercer Superannuation (Australia) Limited, Chair and President of the Governance Institute of Australia, Chair of K2fly, a Non-Executive Director at Chief Executive Women, and Chair of Interaction Disability Services Limited.

Ms Vamos said, “I am delighted and honoured to join the Zurich Assure board and look forward to working alongside fellow board members and the broader team to evolve its operations and strong customer offering.”

Sandhya Maini, Head of Zurich Assure said: “Ms Vamos brings extensive experience and capability across leadership, strategy and social responsibility which will play an integral role as Zurich Assure continues its digital advancement and focus on making financial advice more accessible and affordable for Australians.”

Zurich Assure is Zurich’s life insurance advice business which has provided independent advice services to Zurich’s existing life insurance customers since 2022.

Ms Vamos joins existing board members Kieran Forde and Matthew Drennan. 


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.