– John French named Head of Broker Distribution
– Jarrod Hill appointed Country President, Australia and New Zealand
SINGAPORE – 14 December 2017 – Chubb today announced two leadership appointments in the company’s Asia Pacific business. Both appointments will be effective from 1 February 2018 and subject to regulatory approval.
John French, currently Country President for Australia and New Zealand, has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Head of Broker Distribution for Asia Pacific. In his new role, Mr. French will focus on maximizing Chubb’s product offering including portfolio-based solutions, facilities, joint product design and execution initiatives with key brokers in the region. Mr. French will continue to be based in Sydney and will report to Jason Keen, Chubb’s Regional Head of Property & Casualty for Asia Pacific. Mr. French succeeds Ben Carey, who has been appointed to lead the corporate segment of the company’s international accident and health insurance business. Based in New York, Mr. Carey will report to John Thomson, Division President, International Accident & Health, Chubb Overseas General.
Jarrod Hill, presently Executive Vice President, Head of Property for Chubb Overseas General, has been appointed to succeed Mr. French as Country President of Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Hill returns to the region where he was previously Regional Head of Property & Casualty for Chubb in Asia Pacific until assuming his current position in 2013. Based in Sydney, Mr. Hill will report to Paul McNamee, Chubb’s Regional President for Asia Pacific.
On the Asia Pacific leadership changes, Mr. McNamee said, “John has done an exceptional job leading the Australia and New Zealand businesses during a transformational time for our company. We draw great comfort from having such a seasoned executive leading our brokerage distribution in the Asia Pacific region. I’m also delighted to welcome back Jarrod to the region. His global leadership experience and demonstrated success in the region will help him step into his new role readily. I’m confident that both Jarrod and John will succeed in leveraging the significant opportunities available to Chubb in this exciting region.
“We wish Ben well in his new senior assignment with Chubb Overseas General. Ben’s experience and success in both developed and emerging markets here in Asia, and his knowledge of distribution and products, make him an asset to the company’s international accident and health insurance team.”