News Release

Chubb appoints John French as Head of Global Brokers
Sep 3, 2019
"We are very fortunate to have someone of John's experience, leadership skills and market reputation in this critical role for Australia and New Zealand.”

Chubb today announced that John French has been appointed as Head of Global Brokers, Australia & New Zealand. The incumbent in this role, Perry O’Leary, will be working with Mr. French on a handover before transitioning to retirement in 2020.

In his new role, Mr. French will build on the company’s strong relationships and reputation with global brokers in the Australian and New Zealand markets and work closely with Chubb’s Major Account Division. With dedicated global broker distribution teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Auckland, he will be responsible for setting the strategic direction and enhancing operational delivery for this important segment of broking partners.

This appointment reflects Chubb’s strategic focus on intermediated distribution and its drive to strengthen delivery capabilities for broker partners. Mr. French will use his deep understanding of the local markets and decades of experience to continue enhancing and developing Chubb’s platform for growth with global brokers.

Jarrod Hill, Chubb’s Country President, Australia & New Zealand said, “I am delighted that John has agreed to be our new Head of Global Brokers. We are very fortunate to have someone of John's experience, leadership skills and market reputation in this critical role for Australia and New Zealand.”

“Given John's executive experience, he will work closely with me on key strategic projects and will report to Jason Hawksworth, Head of Distribution, Australia and New Zealand,” he said.

About Chubb

Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.

As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally.

Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London, Paris and other locations, and employs more than 30,000 people worldwide.

Additional information can be found at: chubb.com/au

For further information: Robin Moore Chubb Insurance Australia Limited Grosvenor Place, Level 38, 225 George Street, Sydney NSW O +61 2 9335 3343 M +61 434 180 553 E robin.moore@chubb.com