SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 9 March 2021 - Chubb
today announced that it has appointed Peter
Kelaher Country President for Australia and New Zealand. In his new role,
Mr. Kelaher, who is currently Senior Vice President and Head of Property and
Casualty (P&C) for Australia and New Zealand, will have executive operating
responsibility for the company's general insurance business, including
commercial P&C, traditional and specialty personal lines, and accident and
health insurance. He will oversee all facets of the business including
strategy, product and business development, underwriting and service operations,
and profit and loss performance. The appointment is effective immediately.
Mr. Kelaher will
report to Paul McNamee, Senior Vice President, Chubb Group and Regional
President of Asia Pacific. He succeeds
Jarrod Hill, who is leaving the company.
Chubb has been
present in the Australia/New Zealand market for more than 100 years. With seven
branches and more than 800 staff, the company offers an extensive range of
commercial and consumer coverages to a broad client base, including many of the
largest companies. Chubb serves affluent and high net worth individuals and
families with high-value personal lines protection. The company also provides
individuals with travel and personal accident insurance.
"It is a great
pleasure to appoint Peter to lead our Australia and New Zealand general
insurance operations," said Mr. McNamee. "Peter has taken on increased
responsibility over the last several years and has proven to be an outstanding
leader with the experience and skills to continue to drive the business
forward. His extensive network, as well as his deep understanding of Chubb and
general insurance, will allow us to continue to grow and maximize our
"We want to thank
Jarrod for his many years of service to the company and wish him the best in
his future endeavors," added Mr. McNamee.
Mr. Kelaher has 20
years of insurance industry experience. He joined the company in 2008 as a
financial lines underwriter and was promoted to product manager for directors
and officers. He was named to lead the
P&C business for Australia and New Zealand in 2016. Mr. Kelaher has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
degree in International Business from the University of Technology Sydney.