Global specialty and P&C (re)insurer Canopius has appointed Chris Getty as cyber and technology underwriter.

Getty joins immediately and boosts the Canopius cyber team while reporting to Mike Shen, head of cyber & technology, London market.

In addition, Getty brings over nine years of cyber insurance to Canopius. He joins from Talbot Underwriting he was most recently the head of cyber and technology.

Mike Shen said: “Chris is a highly regarded underwriter and leader who has quickly made a name for himself in the cyber market. Our cyber book in London has grown rapidly through a combination of expert underwriting, product innovation and diversification. Maintaining this momentum requires bringing in market leading talent to complement our existing team. Chris is the ideal candidate to help us realise our ambitious growth plans while ensuring the exceptional standard and approach which our broking partners expect from Canopius. I am very pleased to welcome him to the team.”

Chris Getty added: “What Canopius have done and are doing in Cyber is truly exciting. In an already innovative and highly technical class, Canopius are increasingly setting a new standard and their growth ambitions made this impossible to pass up. I am looking forward to getting started.”

Canopius has also chosen Andy Haste to be its group chairman from July 1 2024.

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Haste brings a wealth of executive and non-executive experience to the position and will chair the group board.

His former roles include group chief executive of RSA Insurance Group, and CEO at AxA Sun Life, as well as serving as senior independent director and Deputy Chairman of Lloyd’s for nine years, between 2012 and 2021.