Volante Global Limited (Volante), a new multi-class and multi-territory international managing general agent platform, has announced the appointment of Mr Chris Drew as Chief Actuarial Officer.
Mr Drew will be responsible for Volante’s actuarial, analytical and MI functions. His role will encompass business planning and performance monitoring, as well as responsibility for pricing model integration and development, and external reporting. He joins the Volante Executive Committee and has been appointed as a Volante Global Board Director, subject to regulatory approval.
Prior to joining Volante, Mr Drew was Head of Actuarial and MI for the Retail Division at QBE European Operations. He took up the position in May 2014 having previously been Actuarial Manager. He joined the company in 2004 as Syndicate Actuary for its Syndicate 386. During his 22-year insurance career, Mr Drew has also worked for RSA, Hymans Robertson and GE Capital.
Volante also announced the appointment of Mr Paul Rich as Head of Operations. Mr Rich will be responsible for the delivery of all central service operations across Volante, as well as all aspects of group delegated authority management. He will also maintain oversight of the group’s coverholder management services to its capacity providers.
He joins from Barbican Insurance Group where he was Head of Operations. Prior to this, he was Head of Delegated Authorities at Aspen Insurance. During his 24 years in insurance, Mr Rich has also been Chair of the IUA’s Delegated Authority Underwriting Group, as well as holding posts at International Insurance Company of Hannover SE and Wildnet Group.