Christy Mitchell | Zurich

Christy Mitchell

 Graduate Construction Underwriter | Zurich Insurance plc

Currently I am a Graduate Construction Underwriter (engineering lines) for the London Market at Zurich Global Corporate. I have spent the previous 16 months on rotation for the Graduate Programme in Personal Lines strategy and Corporate Casualty claims, gaining both specific technical expertise and also a breadth of understanding about insurance businesses in their entirety. In every rotation I have been focused on making a positive difference to the team or department, for example implementing a new forum in Personal Lines to help improve our products according to specific customer feedback. I have also just become Diploma qualified with the CII having passed all modules with a distinction.

Alongside my day-job and exams, I am on the National Board for our Women’s Innovation Network. For the last year I have strategically lead 10 regional committees across the UK and have recently been given to the opportunity to lead our networking and influencing strategy; this year I have helped form a new group which amalgamates 5 separate women’s networks from across the industry – our first event is a panel debate sponsored by Bloomberg which will be attended by over 250 senior leaders and colleagues in June. I firmly believe that to really create and sustain lasting change, helping our organisations co-ordinate and work together is crucial for success. I recently won an internal ‘outstanding achievement’ award for my work in the network.

Previous to Zurich, I completed an MSc in Sociology at the LSE and also a BA in Sociology from the University of Nottingham where I won the Arthur Radford Award for achieving the top first-class mark in the year.


By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.