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Churchill is stepping down as ZFS life chief

Zurich Financial Services chief executive Lawrence Churchill is stepping down from his role as head of UK, Ireland and International Life businesses following a revamp of its management structure.

He is being replaced temporarily by Global Life Insurance Businesses chief executive Paul van de Geijn until ZFS appoints a successor, who is believed to be former Zurich Advice Network marketing director Kevin Ronaldson.

Ronaldson, along with ZAN finance director Steve Colsell, is heading the steering group designing the new-look Zurich UK advice operation which could come under the command of Churchill&#39s successor. ZFS intends to multi-tie its entire distribution business following depolarisation.

Churchill had been in charge of ZFS&#39 UK, Ireland and international businesses for just 18 months. He joined in November 2002 from Unum Provident. ZFS says there will be a brief transition period before he is permanently replaced.

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