Chubb creates APAC consumer lines division; names new leader

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Chubb creates APAC consumer lines division; names new leader

Chubb has appointed Glen Browne (pictured) as Asia-Pacific division president for the newly created consumer lines division in the region.

Browne’s new role, effective July 01, will be concurrent with his current responsibilities as deputy regional president for Asia-Pacific. Browne will oversee the accident and health and personal lines businesses in the region. He will also be responsible for direct marketing, consumer partnerships and digital distribution for both the company's general and life insurance divisions in Asia-Pacific. Browne will continue to be based in Singapore and report to Paul McNamee, Chubb's regional president for Asia-Pacific and he will work closely with Brad Bennett, Chubb Life's chief operating officer.

"The new consumer lines division will bring to bear the full breadth of Chubb's capabilities to deliver the best customer product and service solutions in a seamless way, and agnostic to the product, channel and delivery method,” said McNamee. “This is a response to the evolving customer and growing partnership dynamics of our business, which will necessitate the sharing of data, technology and talent to deliver superior customer and partnership outcomes.”

Browne is a seasoned executive, having been in the industry for over 25 years. He joined the company, then known as ACE, in New Zealand in 2000 and has been promoted to roles of increasing responsibility over the course of his career, most recently to deputy regional president for Asia Pacific and division president, Southeast Asia.

“Glen has both breadth of experience across a number of our countries in general management as well as depth of knowledge in the consumer space,” McNamee added. “He has the perfect blend of leadership and technical skills to steer the teams across the region to achieve our ambitious goals to grow our consumer business.”