Beazley takes over from Stuart McMurdo, who was appointed CEO of reinsurance, after Michael Blanc announcement his retirement in June, with effect from January 2023.
He brings more than 20 years’ experience to the role, having worked for underwriting and broking firms in the UK, Switzerland, Singapore, and the US. Based in London, Beazley will report to Catherine Fassi, regional CEO of EMEA and Canada for P&C business.
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Chris on board. He is a highly experienced insurance and reinsurance professional with an in-depth knowledge of our market, which makes him the ideal person for the role,” Fassi said in a company statement.
Romain Launay, CEO of specialty insurance and deputy CEO of SCOR P&C, highlighted SCOR’s UK platform as “the heart of SCOR Specialty Insurance” and said their teams are able to “deploy their proven underwriting skills, both on the company market and at Lloyd’s, to optimally serve clients.” He thanked McMurdo and the teams for their success during McMurdo’s tenure.
“Chris is a recognized leader, and we all look forward to writing a new chapter with him,” Launay added.