Julie Chalmers has been promoted to claims director for Europe, Eurasia and Africa at property and casualty insurer Chubb.
Chalmers takes over from Steve Parry, who is leaving the insurer, and assumes her new role effective immediately.
She previously served as senior vice president of claims in financial lines and personal risk services for Chubb Overseas General, the insurer’s international general insurance operation.
In her new role, Chalmers will have overall responsibility for the strategy and delivery of Chubb’s claims services Europe, Eurasia and Africa. She will continue to be based in London and will report to David Furby, regional president of Chubb European Group and Andrew McBride, executive vice president of claims for Chubb Overseas General.
Chalmers joined Chubb 14 years ago and has held a variety of claims roles of increasing seniority in Europe, including the UK and Ireland, and the Asia Pacific. She was also international claims manager for Chubb between 2014 and 2016.
Prior to her move into insurance, Chalmers worked as a lawyer for a number of years at several law firms in Australia.
Commenting on her promotion, Furby said: “I am delighted to promote Julie to this important role. Drawing on her wealth of knowledge of claims, her insights from within our business and the Insurance industry as a whole, she is expertly placed to continue to lead our claims teams as we deliver a superior experience and continue our journey of claims excellence.”
McBride added: “Julie is highly respected within the industry and her leadership will help to further strengthen our award-winning claims service for all our customers across both of these regions.”