Zurich names new CEO Life & Investments

Executive Move

Justin delaney

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) has announced the appointment of Justin Delaney as chief executive officer, Life and Investments, effective December 2019.

Delaney, who has almost 25 years' experience in the Australian financial services industry, most recently served as chief operating officer for TAL’s life insurance business. Before that, he held senior roles for over 12 years with the Macquarie Group, where he oversaw the creation and growth of Macquarie Life, as well as leading their platforms, superannuation and online broking businesses.

Commenting on Delaney's appointment, Jack Howell, Zurich’s APAC regional CEO, said: “Justin brings excellent experience across all channels in the life sector, and joins a business with a clearly defined strategy, built on a commitment to a dual brand, multi-proposition approach in retail, and strong growth aspirations across group life, bancassurance and investments."

He added: “This strategy has been developed and executed by a stable and highly experience senior leadership team, and I know Justin is looking forward to working with them immensely.”

Delaney will replace Tim Bailey, who is returning to Europe to take up another role within the Zurich Group.


August 2019

Chief Operating Officer



December 2019

Chief Executive Officer, Life & Investments

Zurich Financial Services Australia

News reports on this move

Financial Standard