Rose St LouisHead of strategic partnerships at Zurich UK
Before joining Zurich in 2015, Rose St Louis amassed more than 20 years of experience working in the financial sector, holding senior roles in the wealth management industry. Now as Zurich UK’s head of strategic partnerships, St Louis has been instrumental in the creation and execution of a new broker collaboration initiative within Zurich’s retail insurance business, aimed at creating interest in the company’s digital non-advised life insurance proposition amongst general insurance brokers. As a result, many general insurance brokers and financial advisers have adopted Zurich’s proposition and are using it to differentiate their businesses and capture an additional revenue stream.
Passionate about helping people take control of their financial futures, St Louis co-founded the Women in Protection Network, which seeks to address the under-representation of women within the world of protection. At the CII Insuring Women’s Futures Live 2018 conference, St Louis hosted a workshop addressing the challenges and opportunities women face with regard to career and family choices and how women are often underinsured.
St Louis also advocates for greater diversity and inclusion within her workplace. She chairs Zurich’s Women’s Innovation Network, which helps to grow and nurture in-house talent and has seen a 27% membership increase since 2016, including a rise in male membership from 18% to 22%. St Louis is also a trust executive for Zurich Community Trust [ZCT], Zurich’s charitable arm in the UK, which works with a wide range of charitable organisations in the UK and overseas. Her work with ZCT includes governance responsibilities, fundraising activities and spending time in schools, where she gives motivational speeches and teaches financial literacy to students.