14 July 2017Insurance

Chubb overhauls North America casualty leadership

Property/casualty insurer Chubb has made several new leadership appointments within its global casualty and excess casualty lines of business for North America major accounts division, which serves large US and Canadian-based companies for complex global risks.

Bill Rabl has been appointed executive vice president (EVP) of Chubb Global Casualty. He will report to Matt Merna, COO of North America major accounts and will be based in New York City. Rabl joined ACE in 2002 and previously served as COO for Chubb's Global Casualty business.

Lou Capparelli, who previously served as SVP, will now oversee all field operations for the Chubb Global Casualty business unit as executive vice president. All branch managers supporting Chubb Global Casualty will report to Capparelli. Based in New York City, Capparelli will report to Rabl.

Bill Hazelton has been appointed EVP of Chubb construction industry practice, environmental and excess casualty. In this expanded new role, Hazelton will oversee Chubb's excess casualty business operations. Reporting to Chris Maleno, Hazelton will also be based in NYC.

Lastly, Joseph Fobert has been appointed EVP of Chubb excess casualty. Reporting to Hazelton will be Fobert, who will lead and handle all day-to-day management and field operations for Chubb's excess casualty business unit. All excess casualty underwriting segments will report to Fobert, who will be based in NYC.

Chris Maleno, SVP, Chubb Group and division president of North America major accounts, said: "With the recent appointments of Ross Bertossi to vice president of global underwriting, Chubb Group and Matt Merna to chief operating officer of Chubb's North America major accounts division, these additional announcements further reinforce our deep bench of leadership."

"This group's extensive experience and strong leadership skills will help further our recognition for the superior underwriting and exceptional risk management solutions we have become known for in the large account market space."

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