Directors



Robert Stuchbery

Robert Stuchbery


Chief Executive Officer
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Robert Stuchbery, is a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and has been a director of Chaucer Syndicates Limited (CSL) since July 1998. Robert is also a member of the Executive Leadership Team of the Hanover Group, the ultimate parent of CSL. His main responsibilities include the general oversight and management of CSL, where he is responsible for developing, promoting and implementing the strategy agreed by the Board, Robert is also a member of the Lloyd's Market Association Board and is currently Vice Chairman. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of CSL in January 2010 Robert was the Chief Underwriting Officer, having previously been Active Underwriter of Lloyd's Syndicate 1096. Before joining Chaucer, Robert was with the UK subsidiary of a large US insurance company from 1977 to 1987, working in London and the USA.



Bruce Bartell

Bruce Bartell


Chief Underwriting Officer
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Bruce Bartell, Chief Underwriting Officer has been a director of Chaucer since June 2009 having joined in 1988. His main responsibilities include managing all underwriting functions within the Chaucer Group. Prior to his appointment as Chief Underwriting Officer, Bruce was Active Underwriter of Lloyd's Syndicate 1084 since its merger with Syndicate 1096 in 2003. Before joining Chaucer, Bruce worked for fifteen years in the London Company Market.



David Mead


Chief Operating Officer
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David Mead, Chief Operating Officer has been a director at Chaucer since September 2010. He is responsible for leading further development and implementation of Chaucer's operations and service strategy, with a focus on building first class operations and processes. David has over 30 years experience in operations management and performance improvement. He joined Chaucer from Willis, where he was Managing Director of Group Operations. David has also held previous positions as COO of Aon Ltd, and with First Direct Bank.



Johan Slabbert


Chief Finance Officer
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Johan Slabbert, Chief Finance Officer, joined Chaucer in June 2013. Johan has responsibility for the Financial and Actuarial functions. He will also serve as the primary financial liaison to The Hanover and will work closely with the finance team in Worcester. Johan has more than 20 years of broad financial experience in the insurance industry. Since 1997, he has been at AIG Group where he has served in increasingly more senior finance positions in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America. Most recently, Johan has served as the CFO, Growth Economies, for Chartis Global Services, a unit of AIG.


Non-Executive Directors



Chris Stooke


Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman

Christopher Stooke, a Chartered Accountant,  joined the Board of Chaucer Syndicates Limited in September 2010, was appointed Chairman in January 2013 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk and Capital Committee. Christopher is also Chairman of Miles Smith Limited, the independent specialist insurance broker, and a non-executive director of NFU Mutual, the composite insurer and has extensive financial services and Lloyd's market experience having been Chief Financial Officer of the Catlin Group and a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers where he specialised in financial services. Christopher is also a non-executive director of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and a trustee of The Royal School of Needlework.



Andrew Robinson


Non Executive Director

Andrew Robinson joined the Board of Chaucer Syndicates in July 2011, following the acquisition of Chaucer holdings PLC, by The Hanover Insurance Group. Andrew is the President of Specialty Insurance at The Hanover overseeing its five specialty businesses (Professional Liability, Management Liability, Surety, Healthcare Professional Liability and AIX, the company's program and alternative risk business).  He has led The Hanover Group's Corporate Development Department since joining the Company in 2006 and is also the company's Chief Risk Officer. Prior to joining the Company, from 1996 until 2006, Andrew held a variety of positions at Diamond Consultants, last serving as Managing Director, Global Insurance Practice.



David Greenfield


Non Executive Director

David Greenfield joined the Board of Chaucer Syndicates in July, following the acquisition of Chaucer Holdings by The Hanover Insurance Group. David has served as Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer at The Hanover Group since March 2011. Prior to that, from December 2010 to March 2011, he served as Executive Vice President –Senior Finance Officer. Prior to joining the Company, David served as the Chief Financial Officer of Axis Capital Holdings Limited from 2006 until 2010. From 1984 to 2006, David worked for KPMG LLP, where he advanced to partnership serving as KPMG's Global Sector Chair for Insurance and a member of KPMG's Global Financial Services Leadership Team



Tim Caroll


Independent Non-Executive Director

Tim Carroll joined the Board of Chaucer Syndicates Limited in August 2010 and is Chairman of the Risk and Capital Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and attends the Underwriting Committee. Tim is an international business leader with significant London Market and Lloyd's senior level experience, including roles as CEO of Swiss Re's UK holding company, CEO Europe of GE Insurance Solutions and US President and CEO of GE Reinsurance Inc. Tim has held a number of high profile industry positions including President of the Insurance Institute of London and received the Chartered Insurance Institute's medal for distinguished service in 2008.




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