Global insurer Zurich has promoted Hayley Robinson to the role of Group Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO), reporting to Sierra Signorelli, who was recently named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Commercial Insurance.
Robinson currently serves as UK CUO and will take on her new role from June 1st, 2021, based in Zurich, Switzerland.
In her new role, she assumes oversight of the underwriting function across the group and ensures underwriters are well-positioned to make appropriate risk selection decisions.
Signorelli commented: “Hayley brings tremendous vision, experience and leadership to this key role. As Chief Underwriting Officer for the UK, Hayley has successfully advanced the UK underwriting function while building a strong team around her.
“With her industry knowledge, passion and commitment, Hayley was the ideal candidate to lead Group Underwriting and drive our underwriting strategy, objectives and performance to position Zurich for long-term success. Hayley’s promotion highlights the skill and capability of our internal talent and underlines Zurich’s commitment to talent development and leadership growth across the Group.”
Prior to joining Zurich in 2018, Robinson held a variety of management roles in underwriting at RSA and AVIVA. She brings more than three decades of experience of insurance markets across the globe to the role.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for me to progress my journey with Zurich and help to drive forward the global underwriting strategy. Having spent most of my career in underwriting, it is a huge privilege to be able to play a role in shaping the underwriting community of the future,” said Robinson.