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Hayley Robinson promoted to group chief underwriting officer at Zurich

May 08, 2021

Zurich Insurance Group has announced the promotion of Hayley Robinson to group chief underwriting officer (CUO), effective 1 June 2021.

Robinson currently serves as UK CUO and will report to Sierra Signorelli, who was recently named chief executive officer for Commercial Insurance.

Based in Zurich, Switzerland she will have oversight of the underwriting function across the group and ensure underwriters are well-positioned to make appropriate risk selection decisions.

Robinson joined Zurich in 2018, and prior to that, held various management roles in underwriting at RSA and Aviva. She joins with more than 30 years of experience of insurance markets internationally including the UK, Europe, emerging markets and the United States.

Signorelli commented: “Hayley brings tremendous vision, experience and leadership to this key role. As Chief Underwriting Officer for the UK, Hayley has successfully advanced the UK underwriting function while building a strong team around her.

“With her industry knowledge, passion and commitment, Hayley was the ideal candidate to lead Group Underwriting and drive our underwriting strategy, objectives and performance to position Zurich for long-term success. Hayley’s promotion highlights the skill and capability of our internal talent and underlines Zurich’s commitment to talent development and leadership growth across the Group.”

Robinson said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to progress my journey with Zurich and help to drive forward the global underwriting strategy. Having spent most of my career in underwriting, it is a huge privilege to be able to play a role in shaping the underwriting community of the future.”