Chaucer Expands Political Violence Team

13 January 2020

Chaucer Expands Political Violence Team

Chaucer, the leading specialty international (re)insurance group, today announced the appointment of Craig Curtiss, Class Underwriter, and Callum Bennett, Deputy Class Underwriter.  Craig and Callum join Chaucer to support the growth of their market-leading Political Violence Team, which provides a broad range of war, terrorism and political violence solutions for UK and international clients.

Craig Curtiss is a highly regarded underwriter with over a decade of political violence experience, including a specialty focus on emerging market business. Craig joins from IGI Insurance where he was Head of Political Violence. Prior to this he was with Inter Hannover UK.

Callum Bennett joins Chaucer after 7 years with the Axis Crisis Management team, where he wrote product recall, piracy, and kidnap and ransom business.

Andrew Bauckham, Head of Political Violence at Chaucer, commented:

“I am excited to welcome Craig and Callum to the team. The quality of our people is a key factor in choosing Chaucer as a business partner, and the outstanding knowledge and insight of Craig and Callum across the political violence spectrum will be a great addition to the service we provide for clients and brokers.”

Ed Lines, Active Underwriter of Syndicate 1084 at Chaucer, commented:

“We are a market-leader in the Political Violence space, committed to underwriting expertise, product innovation, comprehensive distribution and a responsive service to meet the evolving needs of brokers and clients. The recruitment of Craig and Callum are a key part to delivering this.”


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