SCOR is pleased to announce the arrival of Chris Beazley as CEO of SCOR UK and the SCOR Syndicate, effective 20th September 2022, subject to regulatory approval. Chris takes over the role from Stuart McMurdo, who was appointed as CEO of Reinsurance following the announcement in June that Michel Blanc will retire with effect from January 2023. Based in London, Chris will report to Catherine Fassi, Regional CEO of EMEA and Canada for P&C business.
Chris brings more than 20 years of experience to his new role, having worked for underwriting and broking firms in the UK, Switzerland, Singapore and the US.
Catherine Fassi comments: “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.”
Romain Launay, CEO Specialty Insurance and Deputy CEO SCOR P&C, comments: “Our UK platform has historically been and will continue to be at the heart of SCOR Specialty Insurance. With SCOR UK and the SCOR Syndicate, our teams can deploy their proven underwriting skills, both on the company market and at Lloyd’s, to optimally serve our clients. I would like to extend my thanks to them and to Stuart McMurdo for their success during his tenure. Chris is a recognized leader, and we all look forward to writing a new chapter with him.”
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Having started his career with Willis, Chris joined MS Amlin in 2007, where he held a number of leadership roles across the insurance and reinsurance businesses. Following a two-year secondment as CEO of the London Market Group, he returned to the company in 2018 as CEO of MS Amlin AG.
Chris is a Chartered Insurer and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute.