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Chubb appoints new Head of Distribution

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Chubb has appointed Demetra Day as Head of Distribution for Australia and New Zealand, effective from the start of July.

Ms Day has 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry and has held several senior leadership roles since joining Chubb in 2000. Most recently she has been Head of Major Accounts.

“Demetra is a highly respected leader with a solid track record of success at Chubb,” Country President Peter Kelaher said.

“I’ve been impressed by her disciplined approach to building our major accounts proposition and have no doubt this experience will help her succeed in shaping our distribution strategies and managing our broker relationships as the new Head of Distribution.”

Chubb says Ms Day built the major accounts division from scratch and developed a strong and diverse team. The division was established in 2018 to service large and multinational clients and business partners.

“I am delighted that we can again promote talent from within our ranks to a pivotal leadership role for Chubb in Australia and New Zealand,” Mr Kelaher said.

Ms Day’s previous roles have also included Financial Institution and Commercial Crime Underwriting manager, Asia Pacific and Head of Financial Lines in Australia and New Zealand.

Chubb Head of Global Broker Unit Australia & New Zealand John French has been acting in the head of distribution role, following the resignation of previous incumbent Jason Hawksworth, who now works as General Manager Distribution for Allianz Australia.