Chubb Bermuda’s James Paugh has been appointed to the position of senior vice-president, general counsel.
He will direct all legal and regulatory activities within Chubb Bermuda and Chubb Bermuda International.
His responsibilities include overseeing the company’s legal matters and the execution of its compliance functions, while his duties include providing legal and strategic advice to senior executives and underwriters regarding Chubb Bermuda’s industry-leading property, excess casualty, and financial lines coverages; ensuring compliance with applicable rules and regulations; and providing advice on risk management issues.
Based in Bermuda, Mr Paugh will report to Judy Gonsalves, vice-president of Chubb Group and division president, Chubb Bermuda.
Ms Gonsalves said: “We are pleased to announce Jim’s promotion to general counsel in recognition of his many valuable contributions to the company, and we look forward to his continued support and leadership as part of the Chubb Bermuda management team.”
Mr Paugh has worked for the company in Bermuda and Dublin. Before serving as deputy general counsel, he worked as managing counsel and head of claims for Chubb Bermuda International Insurance Ireland DAC, and as legal and compliance manager for Chubb European Group’s Irish branch.
In these roles he provided legal advice across property, casualty, accident and health, and personal lines, as well as transactional and regulatory support.
Mr Paugh first joined the company as assistant vice-president, claims, for Ace Bermuda Insurance Ltd.