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SCOR Channel appoints heads of underwriting insight & terrorism

June 12, 2020

SCOR Channel, part of SCOR’s specialty insurance platform, has announced the appointments of Christian Stanley as head of underwriting insight and Christianna Vandoorne as head of tourism and political violence, joining 1 June 2020.

Stanley was previously the casualty executive of Lloyd’s underwriting performance management directorate. In this role, he was responsible for the oversight of syndicate underwriting performance and business planning for cyber, professional indemnity, D&O, reps and warranties and financial institutions.

Before joining Lloyd’s in 2011, Stanley was president of financial and professional lines at Navigators Syndicate 1221 for five years.

Stanley reports to Lawrence Harper, head of underwriting management.

Meanwhile, Vandoorne started her career in 2006 at Hiscox Syndicate 33 as a war, terrorism and political violence underwriter and since then has held several underwriting roles at Hiscox, Chaucer and Inter-Hannover.

Most recently she was head of Property, Energy and Political Violence at Hannover Re//Inter-Hannover, London.

Vandoorne will report to Nick Forti, active underwriter.

Additionally, SCOR Channel announced that Ian Fordham, head of product oversight and underwriting referrals, will retire in July after more than 50 years in the industry.

Ian joined SCOR Channel as a partner and head of accident and health in 2011 and was also head of underwriting management for six years, before taking up his current role in 2018.

Ian has been in the Lloyd’s market since 1968.

Stuart McMurdo, CEO of SCOR Specialty Insurance EMEA, said: “Christian and Christianna bring an excellent array of combined experience and expertise in our focus business areas. Their knowledge is invaluable, and we look forward to continued success in these areas of business and in supporting our clients in the market.”

Adding: “I’d also like to pass on my sincere thanks to Ian. He is an outstanding member of our team and has been a huge asset to the growth and development of this Syndicate. He has spent over 50 years in this industry so his experience, his expertise and his insight has been invaluable. On behalf of everyone at SCOR Channel, we wish him the very best with his retirement and future plans.”