The Insurance Group was established in August 2019. The Group has 10 Members who lead some 32,000 employees, across Australia and New Zealand.

In late 2019 the Insurance Group conducted Listen and Learn forums to determine the opportunities and barriers to improving gender equality in their own organisations and greater society. Based on these learnings, the Group identified two key themes for focus: bold and inclusive leadership; and dismantling barriers for carers and normalising flexibility.

Group Convenor

Richard Deutsch

Richard Deutsch
Non-Executive Director

Richard is an experienced Non-Executive Director and Strategic Advisor. He is a values based leader with a strong sense of community and social justice. Richard has over 30 years experience across corporate Australia, particularly in the financial services, property, professional services, government, education and the not for profit sectors. Richard’s purpose is to contribute to Australia’s prosperity, and is passionate about community, equality, education, health, wellbeing and food.

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Richard is currently a Director of Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Limited and Chair of the Board Audit Committee. He was previously the Chairman of OzHarvest for 6 years, a Director of Adara Development for 10 years, and President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and Board member for 6 years.

Richard was the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Australia from September 2018 to April 2021. During his tenure as CEO, Deloitte experienced annual revenue growth of 14% to $2.5b and built a workforce of more than 10,000 across Australia. Prior to his CEO role, Richard held significant Executive roles for over 16 years at both Deloitte and PwC. He has advised some of Australia’s most significant organisations across the listed, private and public sectors, and gained significant global and Asian expertise through these various roles.

Richard is actively involved in a number of sports, notably running. He has completed 22 marathons including the Boston and London Marathons.


Members of Champions of Change Insurance