Property and casualty insurance multinational Chubb announced on March 9 that it has appointed Peter Kelaher Country President for Australia and New Zealand with immediate effect. He succeeds Jarrod Hill, who is leaving the company.
In his new role, Kelaher has 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.
Kelaher has been with Chubb since 2008. He was previously Vice President and Head of Property and Casualty (P&C) for Australia and New Zealand, a position he has held since 2016.
Paul McNamee, Senior Vice President, Chubb Group and Regional President of Asia Pacific, said of Kelaher's appointment: “It is a great pleasure to appoint Peter to lead our Australia and New Zealand general insurance operations. 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 opportunities.”