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Meet Mark

Mark Flowerdew     

Role: Scheme Underwriting Technical Manager

Business area: Corporate Risk

Find out more about Mark by clicking on the questions below.

What attracted you to Zurich?

The opportunity to join Zurich Corporate Risk who had just entered the group risk market and who were keen to make a impact. I also came to Zurich from a reinsurance background so the opportunity to work for a direct insurer again was very appealing. Further to that, there's the Zurich name and the fact that Zurich are global, so in the longer term there could be opportunities to travel or work overseas.

What does your current role involve?

Management of the technical pricing team and working on large non-standard tenders for corporate customers.

What are the key skills required in your job?

In my role I need technical knowledge of group risk products and the market, good team management skills and the ability to manage priorities.

What is the best/most rewarding thing about your job?

Going on risk for a large client that has been very demanding to secure, and being part of a successful business that is growing its market share every year.

Is there the opportunity for career progression?

Yes – within the department we have trainee underwriters, underwriters, senior underwriters and large case technical underwriters.

What does a typical day look like?

My days are very varied as they can involve client visits, delivering training, checking cases, underwriting cases, preparing reports, attending meetings and more.

How does working for Zurich fit in with your life/work balance?

It is a demanding environment that we work in but it is very rewarding. A healthy work/life balance is encouraged.