Zurich has confirmed the appointment of a new CEO of its Australian and New Zealand businesses.
The multi-line insurer announced Justin Delaney for the position, who will oversee Zurich’s life and investments and general insurance business across both countries.
The move comes after current CEO Tim Plant “decided to pursue an opportunity outside the Zurich Group”.
Meanwhile, Mr Delaney will be supported by chief underwriting officer Sean Walker.
“In Justin, we are fortunate to have a strong leader who has extensive experience in the local insurance industry and a solid track record in delivering customer-centred innovation,” Zurich’s APAC regional CEO, Tulsi Naidu, said.
“Sean has been with the Zurich business for more than 10 years, he has held a variety of market-facing, underwriting and leadership roles over the course of his career and is well placed to support Justin.
“I am pleased that we have strong leaders in place on the ground to ensure a smooth succession for the business and team, and would also like to take this opportunity to wish Tim all the very best for the future.”
Prior to starting at Zurich in 2019, Mr Delaney served as COO at TAL between 2015-2019.
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