Who are Zurich?

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) is the Australian operation of Zurich Insurance Group, a leading commercial insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. In Australia, Zurich has a strong reputation in transportation and motor fleet insurance.

In the transport sector, losses can have an enormous impact on businesses, and insurance only covers part, but not all, of a loss. Injured drivers, vehicle downtime and time spent with claims investigation are all part of the cost of a loss, over and above the financial impact that can be insured. Prevention is key.

Zurich strongly believes in Fleet Risk management, and has a team of local risk engineering experts who help clients make their fleets safer and more efficient.

We are a predominantly ‘grey’ fleet. Staff use their own cars for work purposes and this is managed through our OH&S Management System.

What does road safety mean to Zurich?

As the leading Australian provider of Motor Fleet Insurance across a diverse range of industries and vehicle types, we are keen to support any initiative that promotes road safety and crash reduction. Our Risk Engineers assist our customers to understand their work-related driving exposures, and how to improve existing and implement new controls to reduce crash frequency and severity. We also educate customers to better understand the Total Cost of Crashes, and how this impacts their bottom line and profitability.

What are Zurich’s NRSPP road safety commitments?

  1. Participate fully on the NRSPP Steering Committee, providing a Corporate and Global Insurers view, tapping into our global network of motor insurance & risk experts
  2. Provide insurance and risk management opinion on emerging motor vehicle related risks technological advances such as safety features, telematics, autonomous vehicles etc.
  3. Develop guidance on Managing Grey Fleet exposures and vicarious liability
  4. Provide regular Risk Insights relating to Work-related driving topics
  5. Continued enhancements to the Total Cost of Crash Calculator
  6. Collaborate with our Customers to provide NRSPP Case Studies

Zurich Financial Services Australia Pty Ltd's Contributions to the NRSPP & Points of Contact

  • Mervyn ReaHead of Risk Engineering, Australia & NZ
  • Mervyn ReaHead of Risk Engineering, Australia & NZ