Chris Beazley named as CEO of Scor UK ops and Lloyd’s syndicate

France-based reinsurer Scor has named Chris Beazley as CEO of Scor UK and the Scor Syndicate, effective September 20th, subject to regulatory approval. Beazley 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.

Chris Beazley will report to Catherine Fassi, Regional CEO of EMEA and Canada for P&C business.

Romain Launay, CEO Specialty Insurance and Deputy CEO Scor P&C, said that “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.”

Chris Beazley started his career with Willis, joining 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.