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  • General Insurance

    Tulsi Naidu

    Tulsi Naidu

    Chief Executive, Zurich UK

    Tulsi became UK Chief Executive in November 2016 having joined Zurich as Head of Business Development for EMEA in September that year. She has over 20 years of financial services experience, most recently with Prudential where she held a number of executive positions in their UK and Europe business.

    Before joining Prudential, Tulsi worked for Credit Suisse First Boston Investment Banking in Singapore, ICICI in Mumbai, and began her career at Arthur Andersen. She is a graduate from Nizam College in Hyderabad, and completed her MBA at the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad.



    Conor Brennan

    Head of GI Retail, Zurich UK

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    Conor became the Head of GI Retail in January 2017 after joining Zurich's UK General Insurance business in July 2016. He has been with Zurich since 2008, and his prior to this role led the General Insurance business in Ireland.

    His main responsibilities are to lead the Retail parts of the UK's general fast flow businesses, incorporating our Personal Lines and SME operations.



     James Quin

    James Quin

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Andrew Jepp

    Managing Director, Zurich Municipal

    Andrew has been responsible for Zurich's local government division of Zurich Municipal since 2007. Andrew started his career at Municipal Mutual Insurance working in a variety of roles including Underwriting, Claims and Sales before becoming Zurich’s Head of Social Housing in 2004. He became Managing Director in July 2016.




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    Richard Coleman

    Managing Director, Commercial Broker

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    Richard, a member of the UKGI Executive team, has been managing director of Zurich's Commercial Broker business since 2014. Having joined Zurich in 1997, he has also headed Zurich's intermediated Personal Lines, Yacht and High Net Worth businesses.



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    Vinicio Cellerini

    Head of Commercial, UK

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    Vinicio, became Head of Commercial in the UK in January 2017, having been CEO of Zurich’s UK Global Corporate Insurance since 2012. He has held various roles in across the Zurich Insurance Group since 1986. These include underwriting and management roles across Europe and the US; including leading Zurich’s agencies in Switzerland. In 2004, he became CEO of Zurich’s Global Corporate business in Italy and in 2009 held the same role Switzerland. Prior to joining Zurich, Vinicio completed an apprenticeship with Mobiliar.


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    Cecile Fresneau

    Chief Underwriting Officer

    Cecile, a member of the UK Executive team, became Chief Underwriting Officer in June 2014. She joined Zurich in 2011 where she held various roles leading our EMEA and global underwriting teams. She previously worked for IAG in Australia.

     


     

    Anna Fleming

    Anna Fleming

    Chief Claims Officer (ai)

    Anna assumed the role as Chief Claims Officer a.i in October 2016.

     

     

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    Georgina Farrell

    Head of UK HR

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    Georgina became Head of UK HR in August 2014 following various roles in Hong Kong. She joined Zurich in 2008 and is a member of the UK Executive teams. Georgina's main focus is delivering dynamic and industry leading solutions through an experienced and skilled leadership team. She is a Fellow of the CIPD.



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    Neil Hodges

    General Counsel

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    Neil became UK General Counsel, covering both UK Life and UK General Insurance in 2007 and is a member of the UK Executive team. He qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and has previously worked for Allen & Overy and Barclays Bank. Neil is Executive Sponsor for Zurich’s UK Cultural Awareness Network.



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    Paul Emery

    Head of Navigators & General

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    Paul Emery became head of N&G in April 2014 having previously been Head of Public Services in Zurich Municipal, the leading local authority insurer within the UK business.



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    Matthew Schofield

    Head of Zurich Private Clients

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    Matthew Schofield became Head of Zurich Private Clients in 2009 after a spell heading Zurich’s corporate construction team. He first joined Eagle Star (now Zurich) in 1986 as a Casualty Underwriter and has held various roles across the business.



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    Sophie Timms

    Head of Corporate Affairs, UK Government and Industry Affairs and Corporate Responsibility

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    Sophie has been Head of the Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility since 2004. She joined Zurich in 2003 from the Federation of Small Businesses. Sophie leads Zurich’s UK Corporate Responsibility programme and she is a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Group, Vice Chair of the UK Women's Innovation Network and a member of the Zurich Community Trust Executive Committee.

  • Life
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    Anne Torry

    Head of UK Life and CEO of Zurich Assurance Ltd and Sterling ISA Managers Limited

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    Anne Torry, was appointed Head of UK Life in July 2016. She was previously Managing Director for Zurich Municipal between 2011 and 2016. Prior to this Anne was the Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2011. Anne has worked for Zurich since 1995 including a spell at the Corporate Centre in Zurich. She has been Commercial Claims Director, Head of Property Investors business and Head of Organisational Development & Shared Services, and Marketing. Anne is Executive Sponsor for Zurich’s UK Women’s Innovation Network.

     

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    Jim Sykes

    Chief Operations Officer, Zurich UK Life and Head of In Force 

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    Jim, who has been a member of the UK Life Executive team since September 2012, is currently Managing Director of UK Life's In Force business as well being responsible for the company's UK Life Operations. He has worked in the Zurich Group since 1988 with experience in a wide range of roles across several countries.



    Retail


     
    David W

    David White

    Head of Retail, UK Life

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    David has extensive experience in the retail investment industry, with an extensive knowledge of the platform market. At Zurich he is responsible for the strategy and growth of Zurich’s retail business. His areas of expertise include retail investments, funds, and the platform market.



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    Peter Hamilton

    Head of Retail Propositions, UK Life

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    With over 32 years in the insurance industry, Peter has an extensive knowledge of the sector with a strong emphasis on the protection market. With a background in Marketing, he has management responsibility for Zurich’s retail propositions, including retail protection and the Zurich Intermediary Platform. His areas of expertise include consumer and regulatory developments in the protection and broader financial services market.



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    Mark Peters

    Head of Retail Wealth Propositions, UK Life

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    Mark has over twenty five years’ experience in the industry, with a strong background in investment matters. At Zurich he is responsible for shaping and delivering UK Life's retail wealth propositions, including Zurich's Intermediary Platform and the Sterling Investment Bond. His areas of responsibility include proposition design and management, regulatory change and governance. His areas of expertise include investment propositions and platform design and delivery.



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    Alistair Wilson

    Head of Retail Platform Strategy, UK Life

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    Alistair has a strong background in the platform market gained from 30 years in the industry. At Zurich he focuses on the continued evolution of Zurich’s Intermediary Platform and communicating Zurich’s vision to the intermediary market. His areas of expertise include extolling the benefits of platforms alongside their design and delivery.



    Corporate


     
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    Simon Foster

    Head of Corporate Life and Pensions, UK and International Savings

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    A qualified actuary, Simon's experience spans over twenty-three years in the insurance industry. Among his remits is responsibility for Zurich's Corporate Savings business and Zurich's Corporate Risk business as well as oversight of Zurich's international savings business. Simon is a member of the UK Life executive team and his area of expertise include corporate savings products and the long term savings market, business strategy and leadership and financial management.



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    Jonathan Plumtree

    Head of Zurich Corporate Pensions, UK Life

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    Jonathan has twenty-five years’ experience in the insurance market. At Zurich he is responsible for the overall management and strategy for its Corporate Savings business. His areas of expertise include corporate life and pensions, business strategy and leadership and financial management.



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    Iain Stewart Black

    Head of Zurich Corporate Risk, UK Life

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    Iain has been leading Zurich Corporate Risk since late 2013 and is responsible for its management and strategy. He has 25 years’ experience in the insurance market, five in the group risk market. His area of expertise includes group risk propositions, business strategy and financial management.



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    Dave Lowe

    Head of Corporate Propositions, UK Life

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    Dave is responsible for the design and development of corporate savings and risk propositions. This includes developing Zurich corporate savings platform, the oversight of regulatory compliance and the design and delivery of Zurich’s corporate risk proposition, as well as how we bring together the two propositions – providing more solutions to more customer needs.

    Dave is also Lean Lead in Zurich UK Life.

    His areas of expertise include auto-enrolment, scheme design, pension charges, group pensions and pensions regulatory matters.



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    Nick Homer

    Group Protection Manager Corporate Propositions, UK Life

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    Nick has over 20 years' insurance experience, covering Corporate & Retail Protection and Healthcare. At Zurich he is responsible for proposition management and development. His areas of expertise include the Group Risk products/market and workplace issues, such as absence management, employee rehabilitation and the broader regulatory and legal environment.



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    Stephen Lefley

    Director, Corporate Distribution

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    With a solid background in distribution, Stephen has over 27 years' experience in the pensions industry. At Zurich he is responsible for maintaining relationships with corporate distribution partners and their clients. His areas of expertise include corporate savings propositions and emerging trends in the workplace benefits market.



    In-Force


     
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    Gareth Jenkins

    Head of In Force Propositions, UK Life

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    Gareth is a qualified actuary and heads up the In Force Propositions team which includes the support services for Retail and Corporate Propositions including Commercial Actuarial, Technical/Regulatory, MI & Governance. His focus is on managing the existing propositions across product lifecycles to ensure they continue to meet the needs of customers, distributors and shareholders and are maintained with respect to regulatory, technical and environmental market changes. Among his areas of expertise are pricing, proposition design, proposition management, process governance and regulatory change.



    Other Spokespeople


    Georgina F

    Georgina Farrell

    Head of UK HR

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    Georgina became Head of UK HR in August 2014 following various roles in Hong Kong. She joined Zurich in 2008 and is a member of both UK Life and UK General Insurance Executive teams. Georgina's main focus is delivering dynamic and industry leading solutions through an experienced and skilled leadership team. She is a Fellow of the CIPD.



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    Neil Hodges

    General Counsel

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    Neil became UK General Counsel, covering both UK Life and UK General Insurance in 2007. He qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and has previously worked for Allen & Overy and Barclays Bank. Neil is Executive Sponsor for Zurich’s UK Cultural Awareness Network.



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    Sophie Timms

    Head of UK Government and Industry Affairs and Corporate Responsibility

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    Sophie has been Head of the Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility since 2004. She joined Zurich in 2003 from the Federation of Small Businesses. Sophie leads Zurich’s UK Corporate Responsibility programme and she is a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Group, Vice Chair of the UK Women's Innovation Network and a member of the Zurich Community Trust Executive Committee.