Brit expands US claims function with senior hire
Specialty re/insurer Brit has hired Christopher Ballantyne to join its claims team in the newly created role of vice president of delegated claim authority.
Ballantyne will report to Mike Barry, head of short tail claims. In this new role, Ballantyne will be responsible for the day to day oversight and performance management of Brit’s North American claims service providers, as well as supporting Brit’s claims team based in London.
Ballantyne has 20 years of experience within the insurance industry, most recently as vice president for liability & property claims at Crum & Forster. Prior to this, he held a number of senior claims roles at The Hartford.
“Claims is an increasingly important differentiator for clients and an important strategic focus for Brit,” said Brit CEO Matthew Wilson. “We are committed to ensuring we offer a best-in-class claims service, and Chris’ appointment will help us to deliver this. We want to build long term relationships with our claims service providers, and Chris will be an important part of this for the North American region.”
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