Jane Hayes replaces Alan Fairhead

Jane Hayes

Zurich has appointed Jane Hayes (pictured) as general insurance chief underwriting officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and the company’s Ireland-based insurer Zurich Insurance plc.

She replaces Alan Fairhead, who was appointed Zurich’s group general insurance chief underwriting officer in October 2015.

Hayes will be based in Dublin and will report to Fairhead and EMEA general insurance chief executive Patrick Manley.

Hayes, who joined Zurich in 1999, was previously global underwriting technical director for general insurance and global corporate underwriting business partner.