Tony to advise Zurich

Tony Blair’s latest business job after leaving Downing Street is to advise Swiss insurer giant Zurich on “developments and trends in the international political environment” – including climate change.

The appointment is rumoured to be worth around £500,000 a year and comes a few weeks after Blair took a similar job with investment bank JP Morgan.

While climate change is clearly a matter close to Blair’s heart, and a key one for the insurance industry, perhaps Blair could tackle a few other important industry issues while he’s at it.

There is the Insurance Mediation Directive and claims process reform (he started it). He might also have a look at aggregators too. Make him work for his money, Zurich.