Chubb appoints energy industry practice leaders

Brad Watson and Barton Porter to lead mid- and large-market business lines

Chubb has announced the appointment of Brad Watson and Barton Porter as the energy industry practice leaders for the insurer’s mid- and large-market business lines, respectively.

Watson will lead the full range of underwriting for mid-market clients focused on mining, petroleum, power, renewable and alternative energy.

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With more than 25 years of industry experience, Watson most recently served as Chubb’s underwriting manager for the Dallas region. He will be based in Dallas and report to Jim West, Chubb’s executive vice-president, North America industry practice leader. Watson succeeds David Barclay, who retires this month after 36 years with Chubb.

Porter will coordinate the global portfolio of products for large-market energy clients, covering sectors such as power generation; and on and offshore upstream, midstream and downstream companies, including manufacturing and contracting companies that serve the energy sector.

Porter has 35 years of P&C experience and joined Chubb in 2014 as global casualty, senior vice-president, underwriting branch manager, in Houston. In his new role, he will be based in Houston and report to John Alfieri, executive vice-president, North America major accounts field operations.

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