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Zurich announces new CEO

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Zurich has appointed Tim Plant as CEO General Insurance Australia and New Zealand, effective from August 7.

Mr Plant is currently Group Executive Insurance for NSW, Community and Innovation at Insurance & Care NSW (icare).

He had previously been with QBE for more than a decade, leading the Australia and New Zealand operations before his departure in 2016.

Mr Plant’s appointment at Zurich follows the sudden exit of Raj Nanra in April. Chris Waterman, the Singapore-based Head of Commercial Insurance Asia-Pacific, has overseen the Australian business on an interim basis.

More details in our regular bulletin on Monday.