24 May 2021Life

Chaucer names deputy active underwriter ahead of January succession

Specialty re/insurance group Chaucer, which opened a reinsurance branch in Bermuda in late 2020, has promoted Kelan Hunt to the role of deputy active underwriter.

Hunt will replace Ed Lines as active underwriter when Lines retires at the end of the year, drawing a curtain on more than 25 years of service to the re/insurer.

Hunt has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years, joining Chaucer in 2015 to lead the energy division. In 2019 he added responsibility for the marine and aviation divisions to his remit. He retains his responsibilities for leading marine, aviation and energy, in addition to his new role.

Prior to joining Chaucer Hunt worked for both brokers and re/insurers, including almost a decade with Arch Insurance leading its offshore and global energy operations. He has a deep understanding of Lloyd’s and the regulatory environment, which Chaucer said made him the natural choice as Lines’ successor.

Nicola Stacey, chief underwriting officer at Chaucer, praised Lines’ contribution to Chaucer over his 25 years with the firm, calling him “a formidable team leader” who “has helped the firm go from strength to strength.”