Zurich consolidates leadership, names country chief

Executive Move

Justin delaney

Zurich has appointed Justin Delaney as the country CEO for Zurich's life, investments, and general insurance businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Zurich's general insurance CEO Tim Plant will leave the organisation, leading to the consolidation.

Sean Walker, who is currently the chief underwriting officer, will support Delaney in the management of the general insurance business.

"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," said Zurich APAC CEO Tulsi Naidu. "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."

Delaney joined Zurich at the end of 2019 after several years as COO of TAL Australia. He previously spent a dozen years with Macquarie Group's platforms and fund services offering as division director, executive director, and head. He also spent several years as division director and head of insurance. He also held roles with BT Financial Group and CommSec.


July 2021

CEO Life & Investments

Zurich Financial Services Australia


July 2021

Country CEO

Zurich Financial Services Australia