Gerard Butler has been revealed as Chubb Group’s new Senior Vice President, Division President, Field Operations, North America Insurance, replacing Harold Morrison, who will retire at the end of 2017.
Butler has been with Chubb for the last 26 years, and most recently served as Chief Operating Officer (COO), North America Field Operations. Prior to Chubb’s takeover by ACE in 2016 he served as Executive Vice President and U.S. Field Territory Operations Manager, Chubb.
In his new role he will have responsibility for the field organisation in North America, which Chubb says includes 48 offices across the U.S. and Canada. Furthermore, Butler will have responsibility for executing the company’s North American business strategies at a local level.
Butler will report to Vice Chairman, Chubb Group, President, North America Major Accounts and Specialty Insurance, John Lupica, who said; “Jerry’s strong field management expertise, industry knowledge, and extensive leadership experience make him an ideal fit for this role. I look forward to working with him as he takes on this strategically pivotal role in helping to continue meeting the multifaceted needs of our agent and broker partners.”
Butler replaces Harold Morrison, who is retiring at the end of this year after a 33 year career in the insurance sector. Through the remaining months of 2017 Morrison will work with the firm’s Overseas General Insurance Division.
Lupica commented on Morrison’s retirement; “Harold’s commitment and contributions to Chubb during his tenure have been outstanding. He has been a thoughtful and collaborative partner to me and our broader team since the merger and I look forward to working with him and Jerry on a smooth transition in addition to his continued endeavors for the company. On behalf of the senior management team and all of Chubb, we thank him for his contributions and wish him all the very best during retirement.”
Chubb has also announced that Jeffrey Updyke, who recently served as Executive Vice President, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager for Chubb’s Commercial Insurance unit, will replace Butler as Chief Operating Officer (COO), North American Field Operations.