Chaucer creates dedicated Renewable Power team as part of the expansion of their Energy Division

Specialty (re)insurance group Chaucer announces the creation of a dedicated team for Renewable Power as part of its plans for broadening the Energy Division and providing dedicated support to their oil and gas clients, as they transition towards cleaner and more sustainable energy production.

The Energy Division will now be split into two teams:

Renewable Power

The newly created team will be led by Lyndsey Picton as Head of Renewable Power. Lyndsey has been with Chaucer for 16 years underwriting Upstream Energy and associated Construction risks. She spent five years in Chaucer’s Singapore office developing Chaucer’s market leading Energy profile in the region, before returning to London in 2019.

Lyndsey will be responsible for building the group’s capability for underwriting onshore and offshore renewable power risks. The team is in the process of making several strategic hires, including a new Class Underwriter, set to join in the second quarter of 2022.

Natural Resources

The re-structured Natural Resources team will be led by the current Head of Upstream, James Brown, who will assume the role of Head of Natural Resources. James is a highly respected underwriter with over 30 years’ experience in the London market; he joined Chaucer in 2009 from Zurich Insurance Group.

The Natural Resources team will continue to focus on customers across the value chain in the oil and gas sector, both in respect of their existing activities and operations, and in new technologies and assets associated with the transition of the Energy industry away from its traditional activities.

Kelan Hunt, Active Underwriter, Syndicate 1084 and Head of Marine, Energy and Aviation at Chaucer says: “Chaucer is a market leader in underwriting Energy risks and has more than a decade of experience in the Renewable Power market. The establishment of a dedicated team catering to this fast-growing sector will strengthen our proposition and provide the resources needed to service our brokers and clients.”

“As major economies develop their policies around sustainably energy and net zero emissions, Chaucer is dedicated to partnering with the energy industry providing innovation, risk management and risk transfer through this transformative period.”


Published on 31.01.2022