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Chubb announces a series of key leadership changes in EMEA

June 29, 2021

Chubb has announced a series of key senior leadership appointments in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective immediately.

Sara Mitchell is appointed division president of Continental Europe, Middle East and North Africa. Mitchell will be responsible for the firm’s property and casualty, accident and health and consumer lines operations across 26 countries in Continental Europe, Middle East and North Africa. Most recently, she served as division president for the UK, Ireland and South Africa.

Mitchell has more than 18 years of insurance industry experience and joined Chubb in 2011 where she served in a number of senior management roles in both the consumer and commercial property and casualty business in the UK and Europe.

Meanwhile, Mark Roberts is named division president for the UK, Ireland and South Africa, succeeding Mitchell.

Roberts will be responsible for Chubb's property and casualty, accident and health and consumer lines operations across the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa. He most recently served as chief underwriting officer for property and casualty, UK & Ireland.

Roberts has 28 years of insurance industry experience, including 22 years with Chubb and joined the company in 1999.

Additionally, Robert Wilson is appointed as chief underwriting officer for Chubb Global Markets and active underwriter of Chubb’s Lloyd’s Syndicate 2488.

Wilson will have responsibility for all underwriting activity in Chubb Global Markets and Syndicate 2488. He most recently served as deputy chief underwriting officer and head of underwriting operations at Chubb Global Markets.

Wilson has 35 years of insurance industry experience and joined Chubb in 2009 where he held various senior roles in Chubb Global Markets.

Mitchell, Roberts and Wilson all report to David Furby, regional president, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

David Furby said: "I'm truly excited to have Sara, Mark and Robert on the leadership team in the EMEA region. They all have a proven track record and will with their solid leadership experience bring the best of Chubb to our clients and brokers across the region."

Juan Luis Ortega, executive vice president, Chubb Group and President of Overseas General Insurance, said: "With their decades of industry experience and accomplishment, and under the overall leadership of David Furby, these three executives – Sara, Mark and Robert – represent an exceptionally strong and talented team leading our region in Europe, Middle East and Africa.  We are delighted to make these senior appointments, which further demonstrate the significant bench strength of talent within Chubb."