Hanover Insurance Announces 3 International Executive Appointments

September 29, 2015

The Hanover Insurance Group Inc., based in Worcester, Mass, announced that Robert A. Stuchbery will assume broader responsibilities as president of international operations of The Hanover.

In this role, he will oversee Chaucer’s operations and be responsible for development of Chaucer distribution strategies, including identifying opportunities to add international capabilities for future growth.

Stuchbery has held numerous management roles at Chaucer over the past 27 years, including chief executive officer since 2010.

In a second announcement, Hanover said, Johan Slabbert will be appointed as chief executive officer of Chaucer Syndicates Ltd., effective November 1.

He currently serves as Chaucer’s chief financial officer, a position he has held since joining the company in 2013.

A veteran of more than 20 years with broad insurance industry experience, Slabbert was a senior leader with AIG, where he served in financial and business development roles in Africa, Europe, the Far East, Latin America and North America from 1997 to 2013.

And last but not least, the company announced that Robert Callan will join Chaucer as chief financial officer on December 1. With more than 20 years of industry finance and leadership experience, Callan was previously at Catlin Group Limited, now part of XL Catlin, where he served most recently as UK chief financial officer. Previously, he held financial leadership positions with Aon Ltd., Visa Financial Ltd. and Eurostar (UK) Ltd.

“We are very pleased to announce these appointments as we continue to build our international capabilities, adding even more depth to our talented and highly-experienced team,” said Frederick H. Eppinger, president and chief executive officer of The Hanover.

“Bob [Stuchbery] has provided outstanding day-to-day leadership for Chaucer over many years and has been instrumental in the successful integration of Chaucer into The Hanover organization since it became a member of the group in 2011. Together with the committed team at Chaucer, he has helped build one of the leading specialist insurance groups at Lloyd’s. We look forward to his continuing contributions,” Eppinger added.

“With Bob taking on broader responsibilities, we are pleased to appoint Johan [Slabbert] to lead Chaucer,” Eppinger said. “Johan has played an important role as part of the Chaucer management team since joining the organization. I have every confidence he will provide strong leadership as we continue to build on Chaucer’s reputation for underwriting excellence and its strong competitive position as a Lloyd’s specialist insurer of choice.”

Commenting on Callan’s appointment, Eppinger said: “We expect to benefit from his deep financial and industry experience.”

The chief executive officer and chief financial officer appointments at Chaucer are subject to Lloyd’s and regulatory approval.

Source: The Hanover Insurance Group


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