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David Sims

School of Management Advisory Board Member

Former CEO, Zurich Life

Photograph of David Sims smiling at the camera while stood in front a hedge.


David’s career began in the consumer goods sector. Amongst others, he worked for Lever Brothers as part of Unilever plc. He worked as a management consultant with PwC, conducting marketing and strategy assignments in a range of industry sectors.

After joining the Zurich Group, David held numerous roles, including:

  • various marketing roles including Group Marketing Director for UK, Ireland and South Africa
  • various CEO positions across Europe, Asia, Pacific and Middle East, including CEO Global Life Emerging Markets
  • CEO, UK Life
  • CEO, International Solutions

In 2015, David retired from the role of CEO, Zurich Europe Life.

Additional posts

David is also:

  • an Independent Non-Executive Chairman, BlackRock Life
  • an Independent Non-Executive Chairman, Zurich UK Pension Trustees
  • a consultant working on culture change and CEO development for international businesses