Jardine has held a number of executive roles at AXA XL, after serving as director and chief actuary at Equitas. Prior to that he was a partner at Coopers and Lybrand.
John Fowle, chief executive officer of Chaucer said the board is “delighted” to have Jardine as its new chairman.
He said: “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.”
Jardine succeeds Chris Stooke, who will retire from the board later this year. Stooke leaves after almost a decade with Chaucer; first as a non-executive director and then as chairman of the business.
President of China Re Group, Dr. He Chunlei said: “On behalf of China Re Group, I would like to thank Chris for his leadership of Chaucer for over nine years and for his great contribution to the effective relationship with Chaucer’s parents company. I wish him well for the future.