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Chubb refines its distribution leadership structure in Australia
Nov 14, 2017
This updated distribution management structure across our branch network will foster collaboration and effectiveness.

Chubb announced today changes to the leadership structure of its Australian branch distribution network:

Scott Simpson has been promoted to Head of State Distribution to enhance consistency in implementing Chubb’s distribution strategy. He will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic guidance to the National Underwriting Centre, Independent Broker Unit (IBU) and Global Broker Unit (GBU) underwriting teams across Australia.

Reporting to Scott, are 5 State Distribution Managers who will provide guidance to Chubb’s existing IBU and GBU team structures in each branch.

The 5 State Distribution Managers are:

  • Dean O'Halloran, State Distribution Manager – Victoria
  • Jon Longmore, State Distribution Manager – New South Wales
  • Monica Holland, State Distribution Manager – South Australia
  • Pat O'Neill, State Distribution Manager – Queensland
  • Steve de Gruchy, State Distribution Manager – Western Australia

Jason Hawksworth will continue to lead the IBU across Australia as Head of Independent Broker Unit and Perry O’Leary will take on the equivalent role for the GBU as Head of Global Broker Unit. They will take responsibility for Chubb’s strategy within each broker channel and the management of the respective strategic carrier agreements.

In addition, Paul Martin has been appointed to the newly created role of Head of Business Analytics, Australia and New Zealand.

John French, Chubb Country President for Australia and New Zealand, said: “This updated distribution management structure across our branch network will foster collaboration and effectiveness. Our managers are true Chubb craftsmen, bringing extensive experience to and specialist knowledge in their roles. They are focused on partnering with brokers to offer our extensive product suite, risk appetite and expertise to the full range of Australian businesses."

About Chubb

Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries, 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 and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at:


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