Chubb made a number of new executive appointments within its Global Casualty and Excess Casualty lines of business for its North America Major Accounts division. A Lloyd’s veteran will become Tokio Millennium Re AG’s new chief underwriting officer. PartnerRe Ltd. named a former Google executive to the newly-created position of Chief Corporate and People Operations Officer.
Chubb made a number of new leadership appointments within its Global Casualty and Excess Casualty lines of business for its North America Major Accounts division.
This division serves large U.S.- and Canadian-based companies requiring risk management products for some of the most complex global risks.
Here are the new appointments, effective immediately:
- Bill Rabl, executive vice president, Chubb Global Casualty. Rable will lead Chubb’s Global Casualty business unit in what is both a new and expanded role. He’ll have overall responsibility and oversight of the day-to-day operations for Chubb’s full range of global primary casualty coverage offerings and service products for U.S. and Canadian domiciled large national and multinational companies. Rabl joined ACE in 2002 and previously served as chief operating officer for Chubb’s Global Casualty business. He’ll report to Matt Merna, chief operating officer, North America Major Accounts and will be based in New York City.
- Lou Capparelli, executive vice president, Chubb Global Casualty Field Operations. Capparelli, previously senior vice president, Chubb Global Casualty will now oversee all field operations for the business unit. He will spearhead efforts to help deliver Chubb Global Casualty’s full range of capabilities and services to distribution partners in Chubb’s U.S. and Canadian branch offices. All branch managers supporting Chubb Global Casualty will report to Capparelli. Based in New York City, Capparelli will report to Rabl.
- Bill Hazelton, executive vice president, Chubb Construction Industry Practice, Environmental and Excess Casualty. In this expanded new role, Hazelton will oversee Chubb’s Excess Casualty business operations. He will continue to lead and retain current responsibilities for Chubb’s Construction Industry Practice, Environmental and Primary and Excess Construction lines of business. Reporting to Chris Maleno, senior vice president, Chubb Group and division president, North America Major Accounts, Hazelton will be based in New York City.
- Joseph Fobert, executive vice president, Chubb Excess Casualty. Fobert will report to Hazelton, tasked with leading and handling all day-to-day management and field operations for Chubb’s Excess Casualty business unit. All excess casualty underwriting segments will report to Fobert, who will be based in New York City.
A Lloyd’s veteran will become Tokio Millennium Re AG’s new chief underwriting officer.
Brian Secrett will also serve as a member of the Executive Committee. He’s slated to begin on Oct. 1, 2017, pending regulatory approvals and be based in London.
As the new Chief Underwriting Officer, Secrett will lead underwriting and pricing operations, handling risk selection process and controls. It is a role that Tokio Marine Re said will strengthen its focus on analytics to boost underwriting results and serve customers better.
Secrett, a nearly 30 year veteran of reinsurance underwriting, was most recently at Lloyd’s where he has been Head of Class of Business and subsequently Interim Head of Underwriting Performance.
Secrett has also held a number of management positions at Partner Re, and began his career in 1989 as a property treaty underwriter at Swiss Re UK.
PartnerRe Ltd. appointed Dorothée Burkel to the newly-created position of Chief Corporate and People Operations Officer.
The job, effective Oct. 2, 2017, makes Burkel a member of PartnerRe’s executive management team. She’ll have executive responsibility for Human Resources, Communications, Legal and Internal Audit.
Burkel has 30 years of professional experience leading international and decentralized teams in the digital economy. Most recently she was at Google, where she held the position of People Operations Director for EMEA going back to 2008.
Sources: Chubb, PartnerRe, Tokio Millennium Re