Dominick Rogers

Regional Global Distribution Lead Scotland & NI, Zurich UK General Insurance

IFSDG:  How long have you worked in Zurich UK General Insurance?

Dominick:  11 years

IFSDG:  How many people work at Zurich UK General Insurance?

Dominick:  Our Glasgow office has over 200 employees and we employ around 5,000 people in the UK.

IFSDG:  What is the vision for Zurich UK General Insurance in Glasgow?

Dominick:  We recognise that Scotland has great economic potential and see Scotland as a core part of our UK footprint, both in terms of customers and our own operations, as we continue to grow our business.   We plan to work with Scottish businesses and wider society to lead on the key technological and social changes of the future and play our part building a successful and balanced Scottish economy, stimulating growth by creating jobs and, at the same time, making a positive difference in the community.

IFSDG:  What's a typical day for you?

Dominick:  That's the beauty of the role, as each day is different and presents a host of opportunities, as well as the occasional challenge!

IFSDG:  Why did Zurich UK General Insurance choose to locate in the IFSD in Glasgow?

Dominick:  The lease expired on our former premises in The Eagle Building, in Bothwell Street, and we wanted to provide our people with a new, modern, flexible workspace.  We decided to move to a state-of-the-art environment on the 7th floor of St Vincent Plaza, which offers a more central, accessible location with fantastic facilities, boasting spectacular views across Glasgow and the Kingston Bridge.

IFSDG: Three good things about working in Glasgow?

Dominick:  The people, the vibrancy of the city itself and its close proximity to the countryside are the best things about Glasgow for me.

IFSDG:  What is your biggest business achievement to date?

Dominick:  Being recruited by Zurich to head the team responsible for setting up a new Scottish office feels like a major milestone in my career so far.

IFSDG:  What is the best investment you ever made?

Dominick:  For me it's my Apple IPad, as it is my 'go to' gadget for reading, hearing about news and of course surfing the web.

IFSDG:  Which businessperson or company do you most admire and why?

Dominick:  If I had to pick one, I'd say Disney.  It's a company I really admire, as they always strive to meet and, where possible, exceed your expectations.

IFSDG:  What did you want to be when you were a child?

Dominick:  When I was younger I dreamed about being a professional sports person but suffice to say I wasn't good enough in any sport to achieve that admirable goal!

IFSDG:  What do you do to relax away from the office?

Dominick:  In the summer I enjoy golf and gardening but in the winter months I tend to be indoors more and tend to watch a lot more TV!

IFSDG: I-Phone or Android?

Dominick:  I-phone

IFSDG: Favourite band?

Dominick:  Simple Minds

IFSDG: Favourite sport?

Dominick:  Football

IFSDG: Favourite movie?

Dominick:  Lord of the Rings trilogy

IFSDG: Sunshine or snow?

Dominick:  Sunshine

IFSDG:  and finally, what three words sum you up?

Dominick:  I'd say reliable, honest & humorous; hopefully anyone reading this will agree!

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