CGU Insurance

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CGU Insurance Limited
Founded1998 (through a global merger; 1851 initial foundation date)
HeadquartersMelbourne, Australia
Area served
Key people
CEO Peter Harmer
ProductsGeneral, commercial, rural, vehicle, home and contents insurance, workers compensation, consumer credit insurance (CCI)
Number of employees
Approximately 4,000
SubsidiariesSwann Insurance, Mutual Community General Insurance (51% shareholdership)

CGU Insurance Limited is an Australian intermediary-based insurance company and forms part of Insurance Australia Group (IAG).[1]

CGU Insurance was formed through the global merger of Commercial Union plc and NZI's parent company, General Accident plc.[2] The global merger brought together two highly regarded insurers with almost 160 years of experience in Australia. The acronyms of those two insurers were melded together to form CGU which is subsequently no longer an acronym.

CGU Insurance sells its insurance products through a network of over 1,000 intermediaries, and more than 100 business partners. CGU employs over 4,000 employees located in over 75 branches and representative offices spread throughout Australia.


  1. ^ "Who we are". CGU Insurance. Retrieved 13 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Insurance giant emerges". Australian Financial Review. 17 November 1998. Retrieved 13 January 2023.

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