Chubb has appointed Alex O’Brien as its new head of cargo for its wholesale and specialty business Chubb Global Markets (CGM).
The firm said in a statement that O’Brien will be responsible for leading the development and management of the CGM Cargo portfolio.
He will be based in London and report to David Kirk, head of marine for CGM. The appointment is effective immediately.
Kirk said: “I am very pleased that we have been able to appoint Alex to this well-deserved role. CGM’s ability to promote from within is key to maintaining consistency and continuity in our approach to the Cargo product and market. Alex’s deep knowledge of our business, brokers and clients means he will be best placed to lead the ongoing growth of our cargo capability as we continue to expand our team and capitalise on new opportunities.”
O’Brien, previously deputy head of cargo, first joined CGM’s marine team in 2015 as an underwriting assistant. His LinkedIn profile states that he briefly left the firm in 2020 to spend 11 months as an underwriter with Beazley, returning in May 2021. He succeeds Kirk, who retained his cargo product head responsibilities on an interim basis following his promotion to head of marine in July.
In taking on his new role, Kirk succeeded Mark Edmondson who, after eight years, assumed a new position as consultant marine underwriter for CGM, providing technical underwriting and special project support to Chubb’s Marine team.