The new hire describes the move as ‘the natural next step in my career’

Zurich UK has appointed former Lloyd’s staffer Caroline Dunn as its new chief underwriting officer, replacing recently promoted Hayley Robinson.

Dunn will join Zurich’s UK business in November, subject to regulatory approval. In her new role, she will lead the insurer’s underwriting strategy across all lines of business.

Prior to her appointment, Dunn has worked at Lloyd’s for the past seven years, leading divisions such as market development and underwriting.

In her most recent role, within the markets division, she was responsible for distribution strategy, broker and syndicate relationships, as well as leading Lloyd’s Global Network.

She also spent 14 years working for insurer RSA.

Speaking on the new hire, Zurich UK chief executive Tim Bailey said: “At such a pivotal moment for both our industry and Zurich in the UK, I’m really pleased to welcome Caroline to Zurich UK.

“Her experience at both Lloyd’s and RSA gives her the perfect skill set to lead our underwriting team as we continue to grow our business and serve both our customers and brokers.

“We are all very much looking forward to working with Caroline as she joins our team in November.”

Dunn added: “There has never been a more exciting time for the insurance sector, with both market and customer needs shifting at a rapid rate.

“Joining the team at Zurich is the natural next step in my career and a very exciting one.

“A strong and successful customer-centric brand with a hugely talented team, I’m looking forward to embracing the challenges ahead and offering the best quality products and services to our customers and brokers.”

Zurich UK’s previous chief underwriting officer Hayley Robinson has been promoted to chief group underwriting officer of Zurich Insurance Group.