Chubb chose a veteran executive to lead its operations in Australia and New Zealand. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance appointed former executives from AIG and Great American to leadership roles. Marsh created a new position focused on sustainability and climate change.
Chubb 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.
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 Chubb 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.
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance made two executive appointments.
The insurer named Anthony Tatulli as Head of Executive & Professional Lines for North America. It also appointed Rachel Simon as Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Commercial Private and Nonprofit, Professional Lines and Transactional Liability Claims.
Tatulli has over 30 years of industry experience in both underwriting and claims. Previously, he was Head of North America Financial Lines at AIG. Before that he was Global Head of Financial Lines for claims and underwriting there. Earlier in his career he spent eight years as an attorney at Budd Larner.
Tatulli is based in BHSI’s New York office.
Simon joins BHSI with more than 20 years of Executive & Professional Lines experience. She was most recently at Great American Insurance Group, where she underwrote reps and warranties coverage. Before Great American, Simon’s extensive claims experience includes leadership and technical roles with multi-national insurance carriers, and as a law partner in private practice.
Simon is based in BHSI’s New York office.
Marsh chose Amy Barnes for the newly created role of Head of Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy, effective April 1.
Barnes will relocate to London later this year from Houston, Texas, and report to Lucy Clarke, president, Marsh JLT Specialty and Global Placement.
In this role, Barnes will lead Marsh’s global strategy on the development of climate and sustainability-related initiatives for clients, particularly relating to the impact of a changing physical risk landscape, improving access to capital for green initiatives, and a more thorough understanding of climate-related project risk. She will also participate in Marsh & McLennan’s (MMC) Sustainability and Climate Change program, which focuses on developing sustainability and climate change services across MMC.
Barnes is currently U.S. and Canada Energy & Power Leader within Marsh JLT Specialty, assisting clients across a range of risk and insurance issues, particularly relating to the transition from fossil fuels to renewables. She joined Marsh in 2001 as an environmental consultant, and has held a number of senior international insurance and risk advisory positions over the last 20 years in the UK and U.S.
Sources: Chubb, BHSI and Marsh