Zurich creates new appointments in corporate business team

Zurich UK has created two new roles within its corporate business team.

The first is head of Zurich corporate savings (ZCS), which will be assumed by Jonathan Plumtree (pictured) from 1 January 2014. He is currently head of Zurich corporate risk.

Iain Black will succeed Plumtree on 4 November 2013. His previous experience includes roles at Aegon UK and Scottish Equitable.

The second role, head of Zurich corporate savings international (ZCSi), will be taken up by Nigel Simpson with effect from 1 January 2014. Simpson will hand over the UK responsibilities of his current role as commercial director of Zurich corporate savings to Plumtree.

Simon Foster, head of corporate life and pensions, UK and international savings at Zurich, said: “Over the past year, Zurich’s corporate business in the UK, together with international savings, has witnessed significant change and expansion, and our plans for the business over the coming years remain ambitious with significant market opportunities. 

“In order to take full advantage of these opportunities, we need to strengthen our focus and experience, and I am therefore creating two new senior roles to provide focus for our different business areas: UK savings, international savings and group risk.”