Zurich appoints Hayley Robinson as UK chief underwriting officer

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Zurich has appointed Hayley Robinson as chief underwriting officer in the UK, giving her oversight of its strategy across all general insurance lines of business.

Robinson joins Zurich from RSA, where she was most recently managing director of global risk solutions for the UK and international markets.

At RSA, she was responsible for the overall profit and loss across large and complex customers, including the London market, marine, renewable energy and wholesale.

Prior to this, Robinson was director of global specialty lines in the UK and Western Europe following a stint at Aviva as UK chief underwriting officer for personal lines.

Robinson commented: “The underwriting arena is more vibrant than ever as we work at pace to anticipate and respond to customer needs and market shifts. Emerging technology and an increasingly complex risk landscape present us with exciting challenges as well as fantastic opportunities to help our customers understand and manage these risks.”

“I am looking forward to working with the hugely talented underwriting team here and with a clear strategy in place we will continue to build on our success, through innovation and offering the best quality products and services to our customers and brokers.”

Tulsi Naidu, UK chief executive at Zurich, said: “At such an exciting time for both our industry and Zurich in the UK, I’m delighted to have Hayley joining us.”

“She brings an impressive track record and a wealth of experience that means she is exactly the right person to lead our Underwriting team as we continue to grow our business and serve both our customers and brokers. I look forward to working with Hayley and wish her every success in her new role.”

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