Lockton Re appoints market innovation leader

He comes to the role with 25 years of (re)insurance experience

Lockton Re appoints market innovation leader

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

Lockton Re, the reinsurance arm of the largest privately held insurance brokerage, has announced the appointment of Chris Parish as market innovation leader.

In this new role, Parish will be based in Lockton Re’s London office. He comes to this new role with 25 years of industry experience, most recently as partner and portfolio management and funds team leader at Nephilia Capital, in addition to a senior business adviser role in London for the same company. He has also worked at Aon Benfield Securities, Aon Benfield Re, and Benfield in London, Bermuda, Canada, and the US.

According to his LinkedIn, he finished his degree in physics at Imperial College London, and he holds a distinction in financial economics from the University of London. Parish has focus on clients, technology, securitization, and fund management, which, according to Lockton Re, makes him the ideal candidate for this new role, which requires great understanding of recent developments in the reinsurance market and insight into the potential for innovation and technology.

As the market innovation leader, Parish will report to Lockton Re global head of analytics Claude Yoder.

“I am delighted to welcome Chris to the team in this new and exciting role. To ensure our clients and partners benefit from the external technological changes that are occurring, the reinsurance industry needs to consolidate its data flows and share data through digital connectivity,” Yoder said. “Our lack of legacy systems and the flexibility of Lockton Re’s SAGE, our proprietary analytics tool, mean we are in a great position to successfully embrace this change. Chris’ expertise and experience will help ensure that Lockton Re plays a key role in this technology advancement.”

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