The Hanover Insurance Group has appointed John C. Roche president and CEO, effective Nov. 4. Roche currently leads the company's personal and commercial lines businesses as president of Hanover Agency Markets and has served on the company's executive leadership team since 2008.
Since joining the company in 2006, Roche has served in several senior leadership positions, including president, business insurance; vice president, field operations, marketing and distribution; and vice president, commercial lines underwriting and product management. Prior to joining The Hanover, he served in senior roles at the St. Paul Travelers Companies.
“We are very pleased to have Jack move into the role of president and chief executive officer,” said Kevin Condron, chairman of the board at The Hanover. "He has played a critical role in the successful expansion of our company, working closely with the board and others, helping to position The Hanover over the past decade as the best partner for independent agents and one of the very best companies in our business."
Roche succeeds Joseph M. Zubretsky, who joined The Hanover as president and CEO in June 2016. Zubretsky, who has accepted a career opportunity outside of the property & casualty industry, will remain with the company through Nov. 3.
“I will leave The Hanover with tremendous respect for the people and the organization,” Zubretsky said. “I will very much miss The Hanover, its people and its agent partners, and look forward to watching the company’s continued success.”