Chubb names head of airline for global markets


Chubb, a publicly traded property and casualty insurance company, has appointed Chriss Collins and head of airline for global markets.

Chubb provides property and casualty insurance personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.

Collins has been named head of airline for Chubb Global Markets (CGM), the company’s London Market wholesale and specialty business including its Lloyd’s platform.

In this role, Collins will be responsible for leading the development and management of the CGM Airline portfolio. He will be based in London and report to Simon Abbott, product head aviation for CGM. The appointment will be effective from July.

Collins joins Chubb from AIG where he was International head of airline and deductible since March 2022. Previously he was the insurer’s UK Head of Aerospace for three years. Collins has more than 25 years’ experience in aviation insurance, working on both the broker and insurer side in a variety of roles.

Chubb also announced the hire of Olivia Clark as general aviation underwriter. She was previously aviation and space underwriting analyst at Nexus Group. Her appointment is effective in June. Clark joins Martin Audis, whose role as senior underwriter general aviation was announced last August.

Abbott said, “Chris Collins is an outstanding insurance practitioner who is well-known and highly respected across the aviation sector and I am delighted that he will be joining our team. His appointment as Head of Airline is the perfect way for us to start 2023 as we look to target new opportunities and develop further our aviation and airline business.

“This latest appointment is another step in the wider growth and development of the Aviation team within CGM.”

Earlier this month, Chubb launched a global climate business unit in a bid to support net zero climate targets.

Last year, Chubb partnered with Royal Brunei Airlines to offer customers an embedded travel insurance product.

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