Chaucer expands political violence team

Chaucer, specialty international (re)insurance group has expanded its political violence team with the appointments of Craig Curtiss and Callum Bennett as class underwriter and deputy class underwriter respectively.

Curtiss and Bennett join Chaucer to support the growth of the team, which provides a broad range of war, terrorism and political violence solutions for UK and international clients.

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

Bennett joins Chaucer after seven 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, said: “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.”

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