Canopius strengthens cyber team with appointment of Chris Getty

LONDON – 17 June, 2024 – Canopius Group, a leading global specialty and P&C (re)insurer, today announces the appointment of Chris Getty as Cyber and Technology Underwriter. Chris joins with immediate effect, strengthening Canopius’ extensive cyber and technology expertise, and will report directly to Mike Shen, Head of Cyber & Technology, London Market.

Chris brings over nine years of cyber insurance experience to Canopius. He joins from Talbot Underwriting where he served, most recently, as Head of Cyber and Technology, responsible for leading the London and New York underwriting teams. Chris began his career with Barlow Lyde & Gilbert LLP and is a qualified solicitor.

The appointment is the latest in a series of new hires to the Canopius Cyber and Technology business, with Sam Minshaw appointed as Cyber Claims Manager at the beginning of the year and Alex Fyfe joining as Cyber Claims Adjuster at the end of March. Boosting its global offering, Canopius also appointed Catherine Sims as Cyber Claims Adjuster in New York earlier this year.

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 said: “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.”