Charles Taylor announces Barnabas Hurst-Bannister to Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK – Charles Taylor plc, the international provider of professional services to the insurance sector, is pleased to announce that Barnabas Hurst-Bannister has been appointed as a Non-executive Director of the Company with effect from 8 October 2014.  Barnabas will join the Nomination, Audit and Remuneration Committees with effect from the same date. He replaces Julian Cazalet, who has been the Senior Independent Non-executive Director of the Company throughout his time on the board, and who retires from the board with effect from today.  Gill Rider will become the Senior Independent Non-executive Director in addition to her role as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Barnabas Hurst-Bannister, ACII, has had a long career in insurance, initially as a broker before moving to underwriting.  He spent twenty years underwriting Marine and Non-Marine classes, before becoming chairman of Travelers Syndicate Management Limited.  He is a former Chairman of the London Market Group and the Lloyd’s Market Association and a former member of the Council of Lloyd’s.  He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Price Forbes & Partners Ltd, The Standard Club Ltd, Talbot Underwriting and Torus Insurance.

Rupert Robson, Chairman, Charles Taylor plc, said: “I am pleased to welcome Barnabas to the Board.  His deep knowledge and understanding of Lloyd’s and the London insurance markets will be invaluable.  I would like to thank Julian for his significant contribution to the Board over the last six years as Senior Independent Non-executive Director and I am delighted to welcome Gill Rider as our new Senior Independent Non-executive director.”

About Charles Taylor plc

Charles Taylor plc is a leading provider of professional services to clients across the global insurance market. The Group has been providing services since 1884 and today employs over 1,000 staff in 60 offices spread across 25 countries in the UK, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

The Group offers services, principally on a fee-based model and operates through three businesses – Management, Adjusting and Insurance Support Services. Charles Taylor also owns some insurers.

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