Kelan Hunt promoted to Deputy Active Underwriter as Ed Lines announces his retirement

Specialty (re)insurance group Chaucer has announced the appointment of Kelan Hunt to the role of Deputy Active Underwriter for Syndicate 1084 as current head, Ed Lines, announces his plans to retire at the end of the year.

Hunt has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years, joining Chaucer in 2015 to assume leadership of the Energy division. In 2019 he took on the additional responsibility of leading the Marine and Aviation divisions. Prior to joining Chaucer, he gained extensive experience working for both major brokers and (re)insurers, including almost a decade with Arch Insurance leading their Offshore and then Global Energy operations.

Hunt will replace Ed Lines as Active Underwriter (subject to regulatory approval) following his decision to retire at the end of 2021 after more than 25 years of service at the firm. Hunt will work alongside Lines as Deputy Active Underwriter until the end of the year, before assuming full responsibility as Active Underwriter from 1st January 2022.

Hunt is highly regarded by the market, with a deep understanding of Lloyd’s and the regulatory environment, making him the natural choice as Lines’ successor. In addition to assuming the role of Active Underwriter, Hunt will retain his responsibilities for leading the Marine, Aviation and Energy divisions.

Nicola Stacey, Chief Underwriting Officer at Chaucer says: “We’re delighted that Kelan will be stepping up to the role of Deputy Active Underwriter for Syndicate 1084. Since joining Chaucer in 2015, the firm has benefitted enormously from his depth of underwriting expertise. Kelan’s extensive experience and knowledge of the industry will help drive Chaucer forward in the years to come.”

“Ed’s contribution to Chaucer in his 25 years with the firm cannot be overstated. A formidable team leader, he has helped the firm go from strength to strength and we wish him all the best in his retirement.”


Published on 24.05.2021