Lloyd’s has appointed Kent Chaplin as the new head of its Asia Pacific operations based in Singapore, replacing Keith Stern who is now Lloyd’s regional manager for the UK and Ireland.
From January 2011, Chaplin will manage Lloyd’s operations across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. He has been Lloyd’s head of claims since 2004, overseeing the Lloyd’s claims management strategy and providing leadership on market-wide claims issues.
Chaplin began his career as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand, specializing in insurance litigation. Locating to the UK in 1996, Kent was an insurance litigator for the law firm Herbert Smith, before his appointment as claims director for Aon Professional Risks, specializing in financial institutions, professional indemnity and directors & officers liability.
Lloyd’s Director of International Markets, Jose Ribeiro commented: “I am delighted to welcome Kent to the team. His skills and industry experience will be an asset to our operations in Asia and key to our aspirations to build on Lloyd’s presence in this important market.”
Chaplin described his new post as an “exciting opportunity,” and indicated he is very much looking “forward to working with the market to further develop the Lloyd’s platform and extend our footprint in the region.”
Source: Lloyd’s of London
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