Chubb shakes up EMEA leadership – new UK president

Long-time company executives take on new roles within the region

Chubb shakes up EMEA leadership – new UK president

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

Chubb has announced a series of appointments for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business, all effective immediately and subject to regulatory approvals.

Sara Mitchell has been named division president of Continental Europe, Middle East and North Africa. She is responsible for the insurer’s property and casualty, accident and health, and consumer lines operations across 26 countries in the region. She joined Chubb, then known as ACE, in 2011, and was most recently division president for the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. Prior to joining Chubb, she worked for RSA and Allianz.

Mark Roberts succeeds Mitchell as division president for the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa, where he will be in charge of the P&C, accident and health, and consumer lines businesses. Roberts was previously chief underwriting officer for property and casualty, United Kingdom and Ireland. He joined the ACE group in 1999 as a casualty underwriter and has been in the industry for 28 years.

Robert Wilson will take on the role of chief underwriting officer for Chubb Global Markets and active underwriter of Chubb's Lloyd's Syndicate 2488. He will oversee all underwriting activity in those businesses. He was previously deputy chief underwriting officer and head of underwriting operations at Chubb Global Markets. He joined Chubb in 2009 as part of its overseas general ceded re team. Prior to that, he worked as a reinsurance treaty broker with Marsh, JLT and Aon.

All three appointees will report to David Furby, regional president, EMEA. In addition to his current responsibilities, Furby will take the role of president of Chubb Global Markets.

“With their decades of industry experience and accomplishment, and under the overall leadership of David Furby, these three executives – Sara, Mark and Robert – represent an exceptionally strong and talented team leading our region in Europe, Middle East and Africa,” said Juan Luis Ortega, EVP, Chubb Group and president of overseas general insurance. “We are delighted to make these senior appointments, which further demonstrate the significant bench strength of talent within Chubb.”

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