Chubb announced Aug. 25 that it has appointed Richard Barnett Executive Vice President, head of North America Construction Surety.

Richard Barnett

In this role, Barnett will be responsible for the underwriting, strategy and product management of construction surety products and services offered through Chubb's global large accounts segment.

He is based in Whitehouse Station, N.J. and will report to Stephen Haney, Vice President, Chubb Group, and Division President North America Surety, and Chief Underwriting Officer, Global Surety. 

"Rich has close to four decades of global surety experience, with 35 years of them being at Chubb," said Haney. "Having someone of his caliber and global underwriting experience in this role will help us continue to provide qualifying firms the surety capacity needed to support a wide range of projects."