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Two new product leaders for Chubb in Australia and New Zealand
Feb 21, 2018
Grant Cairns, Financial Lines Manager - A&NZ

Two Chubb product leaders have commenced new roles in Australia after honing their craft overseas. 

Grant Cairns has been appointed as Chubb’s Financial Lines Manager, Australia & New Zealand and Chris Gough is now Casualty Manager, Australia & New Zealand.

Both Grant and Chris bring a wealth of underwriting, portfolio management and leadership experience to their new roles after stints within Chubb’s international operations.

Grant moved to the United Kingdom in 2013 where he served as Regional Manager – Financial Lines for Chubb’s Continental Europe, Eurasia & Africa region. In 2016 he took on the role of Financial Lines Manager for UK and Ireland. 

Grant replaces Demetra Day who has been appointed as Chubb’s Financial Institutions and Commercial Crime Underwriting Manager, Asia Pacific.

Chris started Chubb’s Employee Compensation portfolio after joining Chubb Hong Kong in 2013. He relocated to Singapore in 2016 working as Regional Workers Compensation / Employers’ Liability Manager, Asia Pacific, and also taking on the role as Head of Casualty, Singapore. 

Chris replaces Stuart Kerr who has been appointed as Chubb’s Regional Head of Casualty.

Chubb Country President for Australia and New Zealand, Jarrod Hill, said: “These appointments are further examples of Chubb’s strong leadership talent across the globe. With Demetra and Stuart pursuing their careers in Chubb Asia Pacific roles, we are fortunate that we can replace them with two experienced product leaders like Grant and Chris.”  

“I have no doubt that the strong track record of success they both enjoyed with Chubb overseas will continue in Australia and New Zealand” he added.

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.

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