Head of Risk, Life & Investments and Shared Services

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Location:Sydney

How do you feel about leading change and building a strong risk culture across a complex organisation? We will offer you the chance to do this as a part of the Risk Management Leadership team of Zurich Australia. As the Head of Risk, Life and Investments and Shared Services, you will provide support to the Chief Risk Officer in embedding the risk management strategy of Zurich Australia.


As the Head of Risk, L&I and SS you will have a wide range of responsibilities, from maintaining and enhancing the risk governance and control framework through to overseeing and challenging first line risk activities. You’ll also have the opportunity to protect Zurich Australia by assisting the business in assessing their control environment and effectiveness of actions, and supporting the implementation of new or varied regulatory requirements relating to the management of risk. You’ll also be required to prepare and present reporting to the Board and senior management, represent Zurich at regulator, Board and L&I executive meetings and contribute to APAC and group wide Zurich Risk Management initiatives.

We’d love to hear from candidates who are degree qualified and have experience within either a risk management, audit or compliance role.You will have demonstrated experience within life insurance, a deep understanding of risk management concepts and the ability to effectively manage change. You’ll also have strong communications skills along with excellent stakeholder management skills including the ability to proactively engage with Executives and Senior Management.


As someone familiar with the demands of a financial services organisation you will understand the importance of acting with integrity, confidence and accountability. You’ll enjoy working within a friendly and achievement focused culture where your self-motivation, resilience and persistence will be valued


As a long-standing player in the insurance industry we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future. In return for your commitment and hard work Zurich can offer you competitive remuneration, an excellent bonus structure, an annual lifestyle payment and employee discounts.In addition, Zurich is proud of its corporate and social responsibility and offers every employee an annual volunteer day.

So, make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported. Love what you do. Work with us. Apply today!

At Zurich we are aware of the Governments’ social distancing recommendations. To enable this, we will utilise digital technology where possible to ensure the safety of all employees and candidates, through the recruitment and onboarding process.


Please note that we are currently enjoying our Christmas break and will be reviewing applications when we return on the 11th January.