Chubb appoints Patrick Suter as Head of Digital Product Development, SME, for the UK and Ireland

Chubb today announced the appointment of Patrick Suter to the new role of Head of Digital Product Development, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), for the UK and Ireland, as it continues to invest in the development of new technologies and digital platforms to service the evolving insurance needs of small businesses.

In his new role, Patrick will be responsible for creating new digital products, generating insight to better tailor products for customers and supporting the growth of Chubb’s SME portfolio. He will be based in London, reporting to Ruth Polyblank, Head of SME for Chubb in the UK and Ireland. His appointment is effective immediately.

Patrick has eight years of insurance industry experience, having held both actuarial and underwriting positions. He joined ACE in 2009 as one of the first actuarial analysts in the corporate predictive modelling team based out of Bermuda, focusing on the development of the company’s analytic capabilities across international property and casualty. In 2012, he moved in to a casualty pricing role, focusing on portfolio management and pricing model development. In 2014, he joined the Global Accounts Division as a Casualty Underwriter.

Ruth Polyblank, Head of SME for Chubb in the UK and Ireland, said:

“From digital start-ups to photographers, the 5.4 million SMEs in the UK are the backbone of the British economy. To grow, small businesses need the confidence that comprehensive insurance cover can give them backed-up by digital solutions that save them time and resources. With demand from small businesses and brokers growing, we are placing innovation and going beyond traditional insurance models at the very heart of our SME strategy to meet changing customer needs. Patrick, with his great experience in advanced analytics and his solution-driven thinking will be pivotal to the success of our strategy. I welcome him to our SME team and I look forward to working with him.”