Gary Shaughnessy
Chair, Z Zurich Foundation

Gary is the Chair of Z Zurich Foundation, Parkinson’s UK and England Athletics. He is passionate about using his voice and experience to raise awareness of Parkinson’s, and improve life for people living with the condition.

Gary stepped down as Chief Executive for Zurich EMEA in October 2018, having joined the insurer as Chief Executive of its UK life arm in 2012. Prior to joining Zurich, Gary was at Fidelity Worldwide Investment where he was Managing Director, UK defined contribution and retail business. His previous experience includes nearly a decade in senior roles within the Prudential Group, including the role of UK Managing Director, retail life & pensions and CEO UK retail at M&G investments. Gary’s background is in marketing and distribution with previous roles spanning the broad financial services market at AXA, the Automobile Association and the Bank of Scotland.

He is a member of the board of the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and is the chairperson of the ABI Protection Committee.