Ewen retires after an 11-year stretch

Hampden Agencies has appointed Ewen Gilmour, the outgoing chief executive of Chaucer, as non-executive chairman from 1 January 2010. Ewen replaces Nigel Hanbury, who leaves at the end of the year.

Ewen will retire from Chaucer after 11 years of service.

Ewen was appointed a deputy chairman of Lloyd’s and a member of the Council of Lloyd’s in 2006. He serves on the Lloyd’s nominations, appointments and compensation committees, and the audit committee.

Hampden chief executive Neil Smith said: “We are very pleased that Ewen Gilmour will be joining us as chairman. His extensive experience gained working in a variety of roles across the Lloyd’s market will provide a valuable perspective for us as we seek to develop new opportunities for private capital at Lloyd’s.”

Gilmour said: “I am delighted to be joining the Hampden team and contributing to what is already a strong and successful business. ”