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Zurich makes appointments to life executive team

30th November 2020 - Author: Katie Baker

Global insurer Zurich has appointed Louise Colley to lead its individual protection business and join its life executive team as Head of Retail Protection on the 1st of December.

Zurich LogoColley has over 15 years of experience in insurance, and joins from Aviva where she held multiple roles including Managing Director (Protection) and most recently Customer Director roles in Digital Propositions and Aviva Group.

Zurich also appointed Peter Hamilton into the new role of Head of Market Engagement where he will be responsible for Zurich’s response to and leadership of wider industry issues and developments.

It’s been announced that Martin Taphouse will also hold new role on the life executive team as Head of Business Transformation where he will continue to progress the next stage of strategy delivery.

Cindy Warden is set to continue in leading Zurich Corporate Risk, the insurer’s group protection business.


Alex Koslowski, Head of UK Life and CEO of Zurich Assurance Ltd said: “I’m delighted to welcome Louise to the business.  Her breadth of experience and passion for the protection industry makes her a perfect fit for our team and culture.

“Both Louise’s and Peter’s extensive expertise and knowledge will put us in the very best position as we push ahead with our ambitious growth plans.”

Colley added: “I am delighted to be joining the Zurich team. I’m a huge believer in the importance of protection and the role it can play in supporting people through some of life’s unexpected challenges.

“It’s therefore great to be back working in an area I care deeply about. I’m very excited about driving forward the next transition of Zurich’s protection business.”

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