Global insurer appoints internally for NZ/Australia role

by Annette Whitfield 04 Apr 2014

Global insurer appoints internally for NZ/Australia role

Zurich has drawn on its vast global network to internally appoint a new head of financial lines Australia & New Zealand.

Zurich financial services Australia Limited (Zurich) has welcomed Marc Luginbuhl to the role, effective 1 June 2014.

Luginbuhl is charged with leading the next phase of the financial lines strategy within Zurich Australia & New Zealand and will be based in Zurich’s Sydney office.
During the past 12 years with Zurich, Luginbuhl has worked in a number of critical corporate and underwriting leadership roles.

Sean Walker, general manager, underwriting corporate, says this appointment highlights the company’s ability to find exceptional talent already within the business.
“We’re focused on attracting and retaining the best talent at Zurich and I’m delighted we are able to attract highly experienced talent such as Marc who has been with the company since 2002.

“This appointment is a great opportunity to bring a global perspective and way of doing things to our Australian Financial Lines business.”
Lugenbuhl, who is fluent in German, English and French, will be relocating to Australia with his family.

“After a diverse and varied career with Zurich, I’m excited about the prospect of taking up the head financial lines Australia & New Zealand role where I can continue to lead a high performing team providing innovative and quality financial lines products to the Australian market.”