Zurich have appointed Rob Kuchinski to the role of global head of property in a position that was newly created to complement the tripartite structure within Zurich. Further to its work in property lines the unit will include construction, engineering and all energy lines including liability. Kuchinski will report to Jim Shae who is a former colleague and was hired by Zurich last year. Also joining Shae’s team is Adrian Sweeney who will become chief underwriting officer for Zurich's commercial business. He previously held the position of chief underwriting officer in the Asia Pacific and will join the team next month.