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Chubb announces leadership appointments for global climate business unit

23rd February 2023 - Author: Kassandra Jimenez-Sanchez

P&C insurer Chubb has revealed the name of its new global climate business unit launched in January 2023: Chubb Climate+. It has also announced the appointment of three executives who have joined the business unit’s leadership team.

ChubbThe new unit will provide a full spectrum of insurance products and services to businesses engaged in developing or employing new technologies and processes that support the transition to a low-carbon economy.

It will also provide risk management and resiliency services to help those managing the impact of climate change.

Matthew McMullin, Leader of Chubb Climate+ in North America, explained: “The new name and visual identity reflect the value proposition of our global climate business unit, which is about enabling climate change progress around the world, at an industry level, and in local communities.

“We are drawing on Chubb’s extensive technical capabilities in underwriting and risk engineering and bringing together our practices engaged in traditional, alternative and renewable energy, climate tech, agribusiness and risk engineering services.”

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“The ‘plus’ in Climate+ is about having a positive impact and adding value for our clients across all industries as they transition to a low-carbon future and take action to be resilient to the threat of a changing climate,” said Matthew Hardy, Leader of Chubb Climate+ for the company’s general insurance operations in 51 countries and territories outside the U.S., Canada and Bermuda.”

“By offering a wide and extensive range of risk transfer and risk engineering solutions, we can scale to meet the growth and needs of clients, however complex,” Hardy added.

Joining Chubb’s Climate+ leadership team are Maria Guercio, who will report to McMullin; and Melanie Markwick-Day and Jared Concannon, who will report to Hardy.

Guercio has been appointed Climate Tech Industry Practice Leader, North America. She will be responsible for growing Chubb’s underwriting portfolio and creating innovative solutions to support Climate Tech companies focused on efficient and sustainable use of resources, products, services and technologies that seek to mitigate the impact of climate change.

Prior to her new role, she held management roles in the Montreal branch, the Northern Underwriting Center, and as Commercial Insurance Manager. She began her career at Chubb in 2003, and from 2005 to 2008 was a senior underwriter in the Vancouver branch.

Melanie Markwick-Day has been named Natural Resources Head, Chubb Overseas General. In this role, she brings her energy and underwriting expertise to companies as they transition to lower-carbon solutions.

Prior to her new appointment, Markwick-Day was Head of Upstream Energy and Offshore Renewables for Chubb Global Markets, where she provided solutions-based risk transfer support to pure renewable energy companies as well as existing oil and gas clients as they transitioned to green technology.

In that role, she led the launch of Chubb’s offshore renewables product offering. Markwick-Day joined Chubb Overseas General in 2020 as a Senior Underwriting Officer.

Concannon was named Head of Climate Tech for Chubb Overseas General. He will be responsible for ensuring that Climate Tech businesses are protected from the unique risks associated with their operations.

Prior to his new role, he served as Head of Developing Industry Practices, where he was tasked with developing Chubb’s property and casualty industry practices for media, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, and climate tech across its international operations.

He joined Chubb in 2013 as a Professional Associate in the North America Financial Lines Division and has also served in various underwriting roles.

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