Zurich Singapore is continuing to expand its commercial insurance hub based in Singapore with new senior appointments for its Asia Pacific property and energy divisions.
Mr John McCully has been appointed Head of Property, Energy and Technical Risk (“PET”) for Asia Pacific. Mr McCully, who is currently the Head of Property and Engineering of Zurich Australia’s General Insurance Business, will transition to the new role with effect 1 January 2018. While at Zurich Australia, he helped to de-risk and grow the property insurance portfolio, and more recently established a new construction underwriting team.
Zurich has also appointed Mr Alex Howell as the new Line of Business Head, Downstream Energy. Mr Howell joins Zurich from Swiss Re where he was most recently the Head of Property Southeast Asia, and brings with him almost 20 years of energy and property underwriting expertise. This appointment is also with effect 1 January 2018, and Mr Howell will lead the Downstream Energy risk underwriting for Zurich across APAC, reporting directly to Mr McCully