Chubb invests in international information technology practice

Chubb today announced the heads of its information technology industry practice for Overseas General Insurance.

Tim Stapleton, currently Product Head for Cyber and Technology Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance for Overseas General Insurance, has been appointed to the new role of Information Technology Industry Practice Leader for Overseas General. Tim will have oversight of the practice and will be responsible for the implementation of the underwriting strategy. Working with underwriting teams internationally, he will focus on expanding Chubb’s well established expertise and specialised product offering to the industry.

Tim retains his current duties. He continues to be based in London, reporting to Tim O’Donnell, COO Property and Casualty, Overseas General Insurance for his cyber product management role with a matrix reporting to Bill Puleo, Head of Custom Industry Solutions, Overseas General Insurance for the information technology industry practice role.

Tim has 14 years of underwriting and management experience in professional liability and cyber risk. Before joining Chubb in 2015, he held various senior roles including Vice President, Professional Liability Product Manager for cyber, technology and miscellaneous professional liability products and Deputy Global Head of Professional Liability.  Tim currently serves on the editorial board of the London based Journal of Cybersecurity and is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).  He holds the designation of Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). 

Helen Troman, currently Head of Cleantech, Overseas General Insurance, has been appointed to the new role of Information Technology Property and Casualty Underwriting Manager for Overseas General Insurance. In her new role, Helen will focus on the development and expansion of multi-line propositions for the information technology industry segment while implementing Chubb’s underwriting strategy and guidelines. 

Helen also retains her current responsibilities for the fast-growing cleantech sector. She will report to Tim Stapleton and Bill Puleo.  

Helen began her insurance career in 1999 at HSBC Insurance Brokers as a property, casualty and financial lines broker.   She joined Chubb as a commercial package underwriter in London in 2002.  Since then she has held a variety of underwriting positions within the technology specialty.

Both appointments are effective immediately.

Bill Puleo, Head of Custom Industry Solutions, Overseas General Insurance, said:

“Being at the forefront of innovation, the information technology industry’s importance has grown exponentially – and so have the unique challenges and risks companies in the sector are facing. Tim, a recognised expert and thought leader in network security, privacy and cyber risk and Helen, with her solid track record of underwriting leadership, are ideally placed to lead our IT practice. Their appointment underlines our commitment to developing best-in-class insurance solutions for the industry and meeting the needs of our multinational and local clients. I look forward to working with both of them.”


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