Chaucer appoints Lesley Watkins as Independent Non-Executive Director

25 September 2019

Chaucer appoints Lesley Watkins as Independent Non-Executive Director

Chaucer, the international specialty (re)insurance group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lesley Watkins FCA as Non-Executive Director. The appointment is subject to regulatory approval.

Lesley has a career spanning over 20 years in financial services and is a trusted business adviser with extensive senior level board experience and in-depth knowledge of the UK corporate finance arena.

Lesley is currently a Non-Executive Director of Investec Bank plc and Braemar Shipping Services plc. She was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Game Digital plc and Panmure Gordon & Co plc. She was also a non-executive Council Member and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Competition Commission.

Chris Stooke, Non-Executive Chairman of Chaucer said, "John Fowle, the directors and I are delighted that Lesley is joining the Board. She has a wealth of business experience and possesses a skillset that will complement the Board’s existing expertise. I am sure that Lesley will provide invaluable oversight and constructive challenges to the business as we continue our development as a leading international specialty underwriter."

Lesley Watkins said "I am excited to be joining Chaucer at this important stage of their development now that they are part of China Re and look forward to taking up my position on the Board and working with all my new colleagues at Chaucer."

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