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The Channel Board

The Channel executive team is directly involved in the operations of the business as well as overseeing the managing agency and the syndicate strategy, and has been with the business since its inception.

The Board structure has been specifically designed to leverage the experience and capabilities of the SCOR Group and the Non-Executive Directors each bring specific, in-depth areas of expertise to the Board.

Stuart McMurdo

Chief Executive Officer

Stuart McMurdo was the Head of Reinsurance for Santam Limited, South Africa’s largest short term insurer. His responsibilities included both the buying of reinsurance for the Group and the establishment of Santam Re, a business writing inwards reinsurance from selected territories in the world. Before joining Santam, Stuart was a General Manager of one of South Africa’s leading retail brokerages, after spending 11 years with the Hannover Reinsurance Group in various senior management roles, both in South Africa and Germany.

He obtained a Bachelor of Accounting Science and Honours from UNISA and is a Certified Financial Accountant. Stuart has over 20 years’ industry experience.

Tom Corfield

Chief Underwriting Officer

Tom is The Channel Managing Agency’s Chief Underwriting Officer. Beginning his career at Sedgwick in 1981 he moved to underwriting in 1987. At Liberty Syndicates he was the Active Underwriter of syndicate 190 from 1998-2004 and subsequently of syndicate 4472 from 2004-2009, before becoming Director of Underwriting.

In Lloyd’s, Tom was the Chairman of the LMA Non Marine Committee from 2004-2009 and a Board member of the LMA from 2005-2009. He was a member of the Council of Lloyd’s in 2006.

Paul Chubb

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Chubb is the Chief Financial Officer of The Channel Managing Agency. Paul began his career training with Ernst & Young where he worked for 11 years including secondments to the Insurance technical department and Melbourne office. In 1993, Paul moved to become Syndicate Controller for the Marlborough Underwriting Agency, and then Financial Director in 2001 for Flagstone Syndicate Management (formerly Marlborough Underwriting Agency).

During this period he was a Non Executive Director of CV Starr and a Director of Tonicstar (Berkshire-Hathaway Lloyd’s Corporate Member). In 2012, Paul acted as Project Consultant for Canopius on its acquisition of Omega before joining The Channel Managing Agency.

Vinay Mistry

Chief Risk Officer

Vinay is the Chief Risk Officer for the Channel Managing Agency. Vinay began his career in investment banking before moving into reinsurance with the Aviva group in 2003. He then moved to the Corporation of Lloyd’s in 2006, holding a number of senior roles in the exposure management, reinsurance, and investor relations teams.

In 2011 Vinay moved to AEGIS Managing Agency, holding Head of roles in capital management, risk, and in operations. He joined TCMA in October 2015.

Brian Hilton

Independent Non-Executive Director (Chairman)

Terry Hayday

Independent Non-Executive Director

David Hindley

Independent Non-Executive Director

David Reed

Non-Executive Director

Laurent Rousseau

Non-Executive Director

Christian Delannes

Non-Executive Director