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CNA Hardy announces senior leadership appointments

  • Publish Date: Posted over 5 years ago
  • Author:by Alan Jarque

CNA Hardy has hired Jalil Rehman as its chief operating officer (COO), whilst naming Lisa Skeels as its head of human resources.

Rehman arrives from Chubb, where he most recently served as chief business operations officer, leading the integration of Chubb and Ace.

In the newly created role of COO at CNA Hardy, he is responsible for driving operational excellence throughout the business and building and maintaining a robust governance framework across the organisation, as well as becoming the direct report for the company’s data and analytics, claims, HR, IT/ops, risk and actuarial teams.

He will also join the board as an executive director, subject to legal and regulatory approval.

Meanwhile, Skeels moves over from Marex Spectron, where she was group head of HR. Before that, she spent 14 years at Chubb in a variety of HR leadership roles responsible for the development and implementation of its HR people strategy across Europe.

In her new role, she is responsible for the strategic people agenda of CNA Hardy’s talent management and attraction, compensation and benefits and HR business partnering programmes. 

In addition, the firm said that she will work with the wider leadership team to drive a stronger performance driven culture whilst also progressing the company’s diversity and inclusion agenda.

Commenting on the appointments, CNA Hardy chief executive Dave Brosnan remarked: “Our focus at CNA Hardy is on driving synergy, and profit improvement. Both Jalil and Lisa have solid track records working for global organisations, building robust operational frameworks and working with leaders around the world to build successful and high performing teams. I am delighted to welcome Jalil and Lisa to CNA Hardy.”