Cara Brown, Chubb (UK)

Cara Brown, Chubb (UK)

Market: UK
Company: Chubb
Job title: Senior underwriter, terrorism & political violence

Cara Brown is dedicated to driving operational efficiencies within Chubb, including a complete revamp of the terrorism team’s processes. Brown helped launch a new terrorism facility designed to change the way the market works. Launched in May 2018, the US$500m facility, backed by Aon, provides insureds with a fully admitted, multinational-compliant solution. In addition to her primary responsibility, Brown manages referrals from more than 15 offices and is a keen contributor to the diversity and inclusion initiative at Chubb. Given her role, she considers her passion for travel a rather useful and practical interest. “It helps provide a background and understanding of the different offices and territories I deal with,” she says. Brown, who was on the 2018 Insurance Business Women of Influence list, believes that while it’s still challenging for women in insurance to take the lead, it’s not impossible. “[It’s] the lack of confidence to speak up, whether at a high-profile meeting or [getting] the courage to ask for new opportunities within your own internal business unit,” she says. “For a woman to be dominant and do this can sometimes [cause her to] be viewed as pushy, while men could be viewed as assertive. It’s about challenging these stereotypes and owning your own career, which I perceive as the greatest challenges.”