With 20 years of insurance industry experience, Beard is moving from his current role as head of credit management for Chubb's European, Eurasia & Africa and Asia Pacific divisions.
In his new role, Beard will lead and manage Chubb's multinational network and services for the UK and Ireland and be responsible for helping clients deal with complex multinational captive programmes.
He will report directly to Suresh Krishnan, head of global accounts division Chubb Europe.
Krishnan commented: “I am very pleased to welcome Barry Beard to this key leadership role. His extensive credit management and finance background, along with strong client relationship skills, combined with Chubb's infrastructure, systems, operations and overall service proposition will produce fit-for-purpose solutions for our clients and brokers.”