Delta Insurance appoints new board member

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Delta Insurance appoints new board member

Delta Insurance has appointed experienced insurance executive Kent Chaplin (pictured) as its newest board member.

With 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Chaplin is a well-known insurance sector figure globally, especially in Asia-Pacific. He has strengths in insurance law, claims, finance, underwriting, operations, compliance, regulatory affairs, strategy, executive management, and market development.

Prior to the role, Chaplin worked as a chief executive officer and regional head for Lloyd’s in Asia-Pacific and as a global head of reinsurance and specialty sales in Singapore for DXC Technology.

As a former member of Singapore’s International Maritime Centre 2030 Advisory Committee, he also served as a board member of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Financial Centre Advisory Panel.

“Kent brings an enormous amount of technical and business knowledge to the table for us, especially from his time as Lloyd’s Asia-Pacific head,” said Ian Pollard, group managing director at Delta.

“The Delta board will benefit immensely from Kent’s regulatory and claims experience. What he can add in terms of our long-term growth, business planning, governance and risk management will be invaluable, as we seek to become a significant commercial specialty insurance player in the Asia-Pacific marketplace in the next five years.”

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In his new role, Chaplin will provide strategic planning, business development, and governance support for the company with respect to its New Zealand and Asia-Pacific operations.

“I am passionate about the specialist coverholder business and its strategic importance in Lloyd’s value proposition and international growth agenda,” Chaplin said.

“Delta has an exciting future ahead as an international specialist insurance provider, excelling in complex and emerging risks, and helping businesses and individuals achieve greater certainty in a rapidly changing risk landscape. I look forward to working with Delta’s high-performing leadership team and being able to directly contribute to its success.”