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Zurich Board of Directors



Paul Bedbrook BSc, F.Fin, FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Board and Member of Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee and People and Remuneration Committee

  • Former Regional CEO, ING Asia Pacific and prior to this held other senior positions including CEO, ING Australia and President and CEO of ING Bank of Canada.
  • More than 40 years’ experience in financial services.


Nicolette Rubinsztein B.BusSci (Hons), FIAA, MBA, FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee and Member of the People and Remuneration Committee

  • Career spanning over 25 years in financial services including extensive wealth management experience across the retail, institutional, funds management, advice and insurance markets.
  • Former senior executive at Colonial First State/CBA and prior to this at BT Funds Management and Towers Perrin.
  • President of Actuaries Institute for 2019, previously on the board of ASFA for 8 years and previously chair of numerous industry committees. 
  • UNSW Alumni Leader and member of Macquarie University’s Faculty of Business and Economics Industry Advisory Board.


John Mulcahy, B.Eng (Hons), PhD. Eng. FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director, Member of Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee and Chair of People and Remuneration Committee

  • More than 30 years’ experience in financial services.
  • Former CEO and Group Executive of major ASX listed Australian companies including Suncorp Metway, Commonwealth Bank and Lend Lease.


Geoff Summerhayes, BBA, GMQ, GAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director, Member of Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee and People and Remuneration Committee

  • More than 25 years’ experience in financial services.
  • Former Executive Board Member APRA.  Prior to this held senior positions including CEO Suncorp Life, Regional General Manager NAB and CEO MLC Super and Investments.


Matthew Reilly, BSc (Hons) Ec & Acc, FCCA

Non-Executive Director

  • Head of Operations, APAC (Life & General Insurance), based in Hong Kong.
  • More than 20 years’ of experience in the financial services industry, spanning Europe and Asia Pacific.


Justin Delaney, B.A., GradDipAppFin, GradDipFinPlan, GradDipMgt

Executive Director

  • CEO, Zurich Australia and New Zealand.
  • More than 25 years’ experience in financial services.
  • Former Chief Operating Officer, TAL Life. Prior to this held various senior management roles at Macquarie Group.



Paul Bedbrook BSc, F.Fin, FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Board and Member of Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee

  • Former Regional CEO, ING Asia Pacific and prior to this held other senior positions including CEO, ING Australia and President and CEO of ING Bank of Canada.
  • More than 40 years' experience in financial services.


Elaine Collins, BSc (Hons), MEc, FIAA, GAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee

  • Career spanning 25 years in the Insurance Industry, most recently as Partner of Deloitte, and previously, Director with KPMG.
  • Appointed Actuary role for a number of entities 2001-2012, with experience in a broad range of business lines and general insurance issues.
  • Member of Actuaries Institute's Professional Standards Committee since 2006, providing oversight and advice to drafting taskforces. APRA liaison until 2010, improving consistency between actuarial professional standards and prudential requirements.


John Mulcahy, B.Eng (Hons), PhD. Eng. FAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director, Member of Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee

  • More than 30 years’ experience in financial services.
  • Former CEO and Group Executive of major ASX listed Australian companies including Suncorp Metway, Commonwealth Bank and Lend Lease.


Geoff Summerhayes, BBA, GMQ, GAICD

Independent Non-Executive Director, Member of Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee

  • More than 25 years’ experience in financial services.
  • Former Executive Board Member APRA.  Prior to this held senior positions including CEO Suncorp Life, Regional General Manager NAB and CEO MLC Super and Investments.


Matthew Reilly, BSc (Hons) Ec & Acc, FCCA

Non-Executive Director

  • Head of Operations, APAC (Life & General Insurance), based in Hong Kong.
  • More than 20 years’ of experience in the financial services industry, spanning Europe and Asia Pacific.


Justin Delaney, B.A., GradDipAppFin, GradDipFinPlan, GradDipMgt

Executive Director

  • CEO, Zurich Australia and New Zealand.
  • More than 25 years’ experience in financial services.
  • Former Chief Operating Officer, TAL Life. Prior to this held various senior management roles at Macquarie Group.