Chubb announced that it has set up an aviation hub in Canada to develop further its domestic general aviation and non-major aerospace business.

The Canadian Aviation hub is part of a new regional focus for the aviation team from Chubb Global Markets (CGM), which comprises Chubb’s London market wholesale and specialty arm, including the company’s Lloyd’s platform. Working in partnership with brokers and clients, CGM delivers bespoke solutions across the risk spectrum.

The hub will be led by Arthur Meerdink, who has been appointed practice leader, Aviation, Canada. In his new role, Meerdink will be responsible for establishing and developing CGM’s Aviation business in Canada.

Meerdink has more than 10 years of experience in the insurance industry and has served in a number of leadership roles within the aviation and aerospace business in Canada. Most recently, he was a senior underwriter at American International Group, and before that, he was assistant vice president, new business development lead, at Global Aerospace, where he spent nearly 13 years, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He will report to Nigel Griffiths, regional head General Aviation, Chubb Global Markets, and also to Steven Lucas, major accounts segment leader, Canada Region. He will be based in Toronto.

“This new hub means we can now harness the established global expertise of the CGM team to expand the risks we underwrite locally for our major accounts clients,” said Lucas.

Chubb Insurance Co. of Canada has offices in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver and provides its products and services through licensed insurance brokers across Canada.

Source: Chubb