Chaucer names new non-executive chairman

Chaucer names new non-executive chairman

Recognize the name? Paul Jardine, a renowned insurance business leader with experience at Lloyd’s and across the London market, now has a new position to call his own.

He has now been picked up by international specialty reinsurance group Chaucer, where he will take on the role of non-executive chairman. He slots into the role previously held by Chris Stooke who will retire later this year. His appointment remains subject to regulatory approval.

The veteran of the likes of AXA XL and Equitas, who was also a partner at Coopers & Lybrand, has been welcomed by John Fowle, the firm’s CEO.

“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,” said Fowle. “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.”

Stooke meanwhile was also recognized by Fowle after almost a decade with the firm. He originally joined as non-executive director and then moved into the chairman role – he was referred to as “integral” to the development of the firm, including as a member of The Hanover Insurance Group and then China Re.

“Chris Stooke has been a wonderful chairman to work with,” said John Fowle. “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 endeavors.”