Global insurer Chubb has announced the appointment of Hilda Toh as property and casualty chief underwriting officer for the UK, Ireland and South Africa, effective immediately.
Based in London, she succeeds Mark Roberts who was appointed division president for the UK, Ireland and South Africa (UKISA).
Toh previously served as UKISA financial lines manager. In her new role, Toh will be responsible for overseeing the strategy for all P&C product lines in the regions, working with the segmented leaders. She will also set product guidelines and have technical oversight for product development, develop underwriting-related business intelligence and ensure that Chubb's underwriting guidelines are followed. All P&C product line heads in UKISA will also report to Toh.
She brings more than two decades of insurance industry experience and joined chub Canada in 1998 and moved to London in 2004. Toh has held various management roles at the firm including Chubb Canada financial institutions fidelity manager, European zone underwriting specialist and UKI financial lines underwriting operations manager.
Roberts said: "I am delighted that Hilda is joining our senior management team. Her promotion demonstrates the depth of talent we have within our business. Hilda is a seasoned insurance professional with an enviable track record of success across several important lines of business. Her in-depth knowledge, skill set and expertise means she is perfectly placed to ensure our P&C offering in UKISA meets the continually evolving and complex needs of our brokers and clients."