International specialty (re)insurance group Chaucer has appointed Paul Jardine as non-executive chairman, succeeding Chris Stooke, who will retire from the board later this year.
Jardine brings extensive experience in the Lloyd’s and London Markets and has held a number of executive roles at AXA XL. Prior to that, he served as director and chief actuary at Equitas. Before that, he was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand.
Stooke will leave the business having been with Chaucer for almost a decade, first as a non-executive director and then as chairman of the business.
John Fowle, CEO of Chaucer said: “Our Board is delighted to have Paul as our new Chairman. He has a wealth of insurance experience gained over a three-decade career in the industry, which will be a great addition to the collective expertise of the current team. I am sure that Paul’s expertise and insight will be invaluable as we continue our development as a leading specialty international (re)insurance group."
Adding: “Chris Stooke has been a wonderful chairman to work with. He has successfully guided Chaucer through a transformational decade with great care, competency and commitment. He has been a trusted member of the team and hugely liked by all. He has become a friend to many and will be greatly missed. I wish him all the very best in his future endeavours.”