Chubb has promoted Chris Savvas to head of professional indemnity (PI) for UK and Ireland, effective immediately.
In his new role, Savvas will be primarily responsible for the management of Chubb’s PI portfolio and business in the UK and Ireland, having previously been a senior PI underwriter with the carrier.
He will be based in London and will report to Chubb’s financial lines manager for UK and Ireland, Grant Cairns.
Savvas joined Chubb in December 2016 from QBE where he ran the Middle East and North Africa PI portfolio for three and a half years and was based in Dubai. Prior to that, he spent seven years at Travelers, where he began his career as a graduate trainee, in a variety of underwriting positions.
Speaking on Savvas’ promotion, Cairns said: “It is a testament to the quality of our underwriting talent pool that we are, once again, able to promote from within the organisation. I very much look forward to continuing to work with Chris in his new capacity as he develops this important line of business.”