Chubb announced it has appointed Peter Kelaher as country president for Australia and New Zealand. In his new role, Kelaher, who is currently senior vice president and head of Property and Casualty (P/C) for Australia and New Zealand, will have executive operating responsibility for the company’s general insurance business, including commercial P/C, traditional and specialty personal lines and accident and health insurance.
He will oversee all facets of the business including strategy, product and business development, underwriting and service operations, and profit and loss performance. The appointment is effective immediately.
Kelaher will report to Paul McNamee, senior vice president, Chubb Group, and regional president of Asia Pacific. He succeeds Jarrod Hill, who is leaving the company.
Kelaher has 20 years of insurance industry experience. He joined the company in 2008 as a financial lines underwriter and was promoted to product manager for directors and officers. He was named to lead the P/C business for Australia and New Zealand in 2016. Kelaher has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree in International Business from the University of Technology Sydney.
Chubb has operated in the Australia/New Zealand market for more than 100 years. With seven branches and more than 800 staff, the company offers a range of commercial and consumer coverages to a broad client base, including many of the largest companies. Chubb also serves affluent and high net worth individuals and families with high-value personal lines protection. In addition, the company provides individuals with travel and personal accident insurance.
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