Bruce Bartell named deputy chief executive

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Lloyd’s insurer Chaucer has promoted five of its senior executives in a management reshuffle.

Chief underwriting officer Bruce Bartell has been named deputy chief executive.

John Fowle will assume Bartell’s old chief underwriting officer role. He will also retain his existing position as active underwriter of Chaucer’s main Lloyd’s syndicate, Syndicate 1084.

David Bendle, previously operations director, has been promoted to chief operating officer. He replaces David Mead, who will now focus on “strategic projects” designed to strengthen Chaucer’s business.

Penny Shaw, previously risk director, has been promoted to chief risk officer.

And head of marine and aviation claims Tony Gates has been promoted to overall claims head.

Chaucer chief executive Johan Slabbert said: “These promotions will have a positive impact on achieving our strategic goals. Each of these individuals has a strong track record of leadership and business achievement at Chaucer.”