Zurich UK appoints Jacqui Kelly as Head of Sales and Distribution

Zurich UK has appointed Jacqui Kelly as Head of Sales and Distribution on a permanent basis as the insurer continues to drive growth in its retail business.

Jacqui started her career at Zurich more than 17 years ago, beginning as a Sales and Service Consultant in the insurer’s Whitely office before going on to take several senior roles within the business, including Head of Broker Proposition and Initiatives and most recently Head of Strategic Accounts.

Her permanent appointment as Head of Sales and Distribution, which she has held on an interim basis since July, will allow her to continue to deepen Zurich’s relationships with strategic partners and deliver on Zurich’s ambitions of securing new opportunities in the market.

David Nichols, Head of Retail, said:

“I’m incredibly proud to welcome Jacqui to her position on a permanent basis. Her role in leading our fantastic Sales and Distribution team further validates our commitment to nurturing the very best home-grown talent in the market.

“Jacqui’s broad range of experience and persistent drive to deliver for our partners, most recently showcased in the great success of our Club Blue proposition, make her the perfect fit for the job. Having walked the walk for many years, she has already played an integral part in building the team infrastructure, and I’m looking forward to continuing working together as we deliver on our exciting plans.”

Jacqui Kelly, Head of Sales and Distribution, said:

“I am thrilled to lead our thriving team and couldn’t be more excited as we continue to expand and broaden our distribution channels, create new partnerships, and deepen our existing relationships in the market.”