Zurich Insurance Group has appointed Hayley Robinson as group chief underwriting officer.
Currently UK chief underwriting officer at the insurer, Robinson (pictured) has previously held various management roles in underwriting at RSA and Aviva.
She will report to Sierra Signorelli, who was recently appointed chief executive officer for commercial insurance.
In her new role Robinson will oversee the underwriting function across the group and ensure underwriters are well-positioned to make appropriate risk selection decisions. She assumes her new role on 1 June and will be based in Zurich, Switzerland.
Commenting on Robinson’s appointment, Signorelli said: “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.”
Robinson added: “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.”