’Chaucer has an excellent reputation for the experience and expertise of its talented people,’ says chief executive

Chaucer Group has announced two c-suite appointments following the arrival of new chief executive Richard Milner.

Milner was announced as the top boss back in January 2024 and has responsibility for the oversight, management and development of the business.

Now that he has arrived at Chaucer, the firm has decided to make two senior leadership promotions.

One of them is James Wright, who will take up the role of chief financial officer.

Wright joined the group in 2006 and had most recently served as its chief risk officer.

Paul Jardine, chairman of Chaucer, said: “It’s a great pleasure to see James continue a very successful career with our group.

”Chaucer has always invested in internal talent development as a priority and James’ successes serve as testament to this. I am excited to see him continue his trajectory at Chaucer in the role of chief financial officer.”

Second appointment

With Wright being promoted, Chaucer also decided to appoint Werner Joubert as its new chief risk officer. 

Joubert joined Chaucer in 2016 and has been the head of capital modelling since 2020, where he developed Chaucer’s risk modelling capabilities to support the strong growth in the business over the last four years.

“Congratulations to Werner, whose promotion is another reflection of the exceptional talent within our firm,” Jardine said.

“He has been a valued leader at Chaucer for eight years and his strong track record in risk modelling will be of great value as he now assumes a vital strategic role within Chaucer.”

Speaking about both appointments, Milner said: ”Chaucer has an excellent reputation for the experience and expertise of its talented people, as evidenced by James and Werner’s deserved promotions.

”I’m looking forward to guiding Chaucer as it continues to develop its position as a leading global underwriting group.”