Chaucer has announced the appointment of Kelan Hunt to the role of deputy active underwriter after current head, Ed Lines, confirmed plans to retire at the end of the year.
Hunt has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years, joining Chaucer in 2015 to assume leadership of its energy division. In 2019, he took on the additional responsibility of leading the marine and aviation divisions.
Prior to joining Chaucer, he served almost a decade with Arch Insurance leading its offshore and then global energy operations.
Meanwhile, Lines will retire at the end of 2021 after more than 25 years of service to the firm.
Hunt will work alongside Lines as deputy active underwriter until the end of the year, before assuming full responsibility as active underwriter from 1st January 2022.
Nicola Stacey, chief underwriting officer at Chaucer, said: “We’re delighted that Kelan will be stepping up to the role of deputy active underwriter. Since joining Chaucer in 2015, the firm has benefitted enormously from his depth of underwriting expertise.
“Kelan’s extensive experience and knowledge of the industry will help drive Chaucer forward in the years to come. Ed’s contribution to Chaucer in his 25 years with the firm cannot be understated. A formidable team leader, he has helped the firm go from strength to strength and we wish him all the best in his retirement.”