Zurich unveils revamped and expanded life risk distribution team


Following confirmation that its acquisition of Macquarie Life’s risk business can proceed, Zurich Financial Services Australia Limited (Zurich) has unveiled an expanded risk distribution team.

The revamp sees 14 new members across the Business Development, Risk Strategies and Strategic Accounts teams, and will significantly enhance Zurich’s strategic distribution support capabilities.

Having earlier announced the appointment of Dave Evans to the National Sales Manager role, Zurich confirmed a number of further appointments across all mainland states:

New South Wales Rhonda Morley and Mark Olivier join as Business Development Managers. Jessica Brady joins the Risk Strategy Specialist team, and Klytie Sheppard has been appointed to the Risk Strategic Accounts team, reporting to Nathan Taggart. Victoria Lauren Styles joins as a Business Development Manager.

Queensland Michelle Dolan, Peter Christopherson, Russell Townsend and Ryan Adair have joined the Business Development team, whilst Danielle Visser has been appointed to the Risk Strategy Specialist team.

South Australia Simon Betchley joins as a Business Development Manager.

Western Australia Aaron Boddy has been appointed as Regional Manager, with David Rees joining the new Risk Strategy Specialist team.

Life and Investments Head of Distribution Kristine Brooks said the new team would be instrumental in bringing Zurich’s expanded product and service proposition to market.

“The life insurance advice landscape is evolving rapidly, and advisers are looking for help in re-shaping their businesses to adapt to change and to turn it into opportunity.

“Innovative product solutions, efficiency enhancing technology and comprehensive educational programs are just some of the resources we have developed to facilitate this ‘future-proofing’.

“Adding to our award winning Business Development presence in every mainland state significantly strengthens our ability to support licensees and advisers in growing their practice and improving their own customer proposition.

“We’re delighted to be able to add so much high calibre talent to a team already acknowledged as being the best within the industry,” she said.

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