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Chubb announces consumer division leadership for Australia and New Zealand
Jul 13, 2022

SYDNEY, 13 July 2022 – Chubb today announced joint leadership of Chubb's Consumer Division, Australia & New Zealand (A&NZ).


Amy McKellar, currently Consumer Manager for A&NZ, has been appointed as Chubb’s Head of Accident & Health (A&H) for the two countries. In this role, Ms. McKellar will be responsible for the strategic direction, management, growth, and profitability of the A&H portfolio. 


Michelle O’Dowd, currently Chubb's Head of Personal Risk Services (PRS) for A&NZ, will continue to lead Chubb’s accelerated growth ambitions for Chubb Home and Chubb Masterpiece for the two countries.


Ms. McKellar and Ms. O'Dowd will jointly lead Chubb's consumer division in A&NZ, effective immediately. Both will report to Peter Kelaher, Country President, A&NZ.


"Chubb's consumer division has seen tremendous growth over the last three years in response to our disciplined underwriting approach and award-winning claims service. Amy's deep expertise in A&H will enable Chubb to continue meeting the expanding needs and service expectations of this rapidly evolving market," said Mr. Kelaher.


He added, "Chubb is known globally for our expertise in home contents and valuables insurance, offering outstanding cover and award-winning claims service.” Under Michelle’s leadership over the last three years, Chubb has cemented our position as an insurer of choice for individuals and families in Australia and New Zealand whose higher value homes and assets require enhanced cover.”


Ms. McKellar joined the company in 2006, taking on roles of increasing responsibility in Australia and North America. Between 2013 and 2017, she was Regional Underwriting Manager, A&H for the Midwest and between 2017 and 2019 she led Chubb's A&H portfolios for New York and the Northeast. Upon returning to Australia in 2021 she took the role of Underwriting Lead, A&H. Ms. McKellar's most recent position with the company was Consumer Manager, A&NZ.

Ms. O'Dowd had worked in several roles across sales and underwriting for Chubb in Canada and Australia.



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 approximately 34,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at:



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