Swiss Re Hires CNA’s Stephenson to Lead Casualty; Richards Named CEO UK & Eire


Swiss Re announced changes in the management of its reinsurance business. Effective January 1, 2022, Jason Richards will become Country President and CEO UK & Ireland. He is followed by Julie Stephenson as Global Head of Casualty.

Richards, currently Global Head of Casualty, has been named Country President and CEO UK & Ireland. As CEO UK & Ireland, he will be responsible for driving the profitable growth of the UK & Ireland reinsurance portfolio and further strengthening Swiss Re’s influence and position in the London market.

Jason Richards

Richards brings nearly 30 years of experience in the re / insurance business. He joined Swiss Re in 2006 as part of the GE Insurance Solutions acquisition before becoming Head of Property & Casualty Business Management in 2013. Richards took over his current role as Global Head of Casualty in November 2017, and in that role has successfully built the quality of Swiss Re’s Liability Portfolio, P / C transaction portfolio and laid a strong foundation for their solutions business.

Julie Stephenson

Stephenson will join Swiss Re as Global Head of Casualty and member of the Reinsurance Management Team. She joins the US commercial and property insurer CNA, where she currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Middle Market.

Stephenson joined CNA in 2015 as Commercial Chief Underwriting Officer and was responsible for profitability, portfolio management and underwriting governance for all of CNA’s commercial property and liability business. Prior to joining CNA, she was Senior Vice President and Global Liability Manager at Chubb, responsible for the strategic alignment of the portfolio in all global markets in which Chubb has liability risk, including the US, UK, Germany, Australia and China.

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