Chaucer Names 3 U.S. Property Executives

January 6, 2020

Specialty insurer Chaucer announced the appointment of Chance Gilliland as head of U.S. Property Insurance, Mel Smart as head of International Property Facultative and Michael Johnston as deputy class underwriter, International Property Binders.

As Head of U.S. Property Insurance, Gilliland will assume with responsibility for developing a portfolio through a core group of U.S. partner agents.Gilliland was previously with Chubb where he worked for close to a decade writing U.S. property binder business in London and the U.S.

As head of International Property Facultative, Smart will have responsibility for growing the international direct and facultative property business. She was previously senior international property underwriter at Brit Global Specialty.

Johnston, as deputy class underwriter, will work with Harry Woolf, class underwriter, to grow Chaucer’s international property binders account. For the past 10 years, Johnston has been with Liberty Specialty Markets.

Chaucer’s parent company is China Re, a leading reinsurer in China.

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