The Canadian operations of global insurer Zurich has announced the appointment of Marco Royer as Head of Liability, effective July 1.
Royer joins from Aon after a 12 year stretch at the firm, most recently serving as the Head of its Canadian reinsurance broking team.
He has a strong technical casualty underwriting background and has held ascending levels of leadership responsibilities, including 18 years at Gen Re
Royer will be a member of the Zurich Canada Executive Team and will report to Zurich Canada Chief Executive Officer Saad Mered.
His new role will also see him take responsibility for leading the underwriting teams in Zurich Canada’s liability portfolio, including casualty, energy casualty, construction liability, environmental liability and commercial automobile.
“We are very excited to have a leader of Marco’s caliber and deep experience and relationships in the Canadian market joining us,” Mered said.
“With his addition to Zurich Canada, we continue to build a diverse, experienced and proven senior leadership team that will enable the transformation and repositioning of Zurich’s presence in Canada.”
Royer will also oversee Zurich Canada’s Alternate Risk Transfer team and will be responsible for the development and growth of the healthcare and public sector industry verticals.
He will be working closely with other Zurich Canada executives to coordinate effective execution of portfolio management, distribution management, risk services and claims management.