Zurich International Life has appointed a new Head of Business Change.
Graham Ashworth has returned to the Isle of Man to take up his position following a long and distinguished career with Friends Life Group, in both the UK and on the Island. He is a highly experienced Business and IT Change Programme Director with a detailed knowledge of IT and the Life and Pensions industry.
In his new role with Zurich International Life, Graham will be responsible for providing direction and leadership to the business change function which operates in the Isle of Man, the Middle East and Asia, and offering guidance and support to existing projects.
Commenting on his appointment, he said: “I am very pleased to be joining Zurich at such a busy time in the company’s development, with its considerable operations in the Middle and Far East offering a significant challenge. Zurich’s Business Change team is involved in a large number of exciting and pioneering projects which will allow me to draw on my previous experience. I have a fantastic team to work with and am looking forward to getting started.”
Clive Baker, CEO of Zurich International Life, commented: “Having an individual of Graham’s calibre joining our team is fantastic, and he will bring a considerable amount of knowledge to what is already a very experienced team. His network of UK and international contacts will be beneficial to Zurich and our operations in the Middle East and Far East. I am looking forward to working with him in the delivery of our large project portfolio.”