Brit expands US claims function with senior hire


Brit Ltd (“Brit”) announces that Christopher Ballantyne has joined the Brit claims team in the newly created role of Vice President of Delegated Claim Authority. Chris will report to Mike Barry, Head of Short Tail Claims.

Chris 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 leading claims team based in London.

Chris joins Brit with a wealth of experience and a proven track record of leading improved claim performance at both the regional and national level in his previous roles. He has 20 years of experience within the insurance industry, most recently as Vice President for Liability & Property Claims at Crum & Forster. Prior to this, Chris held a number of senior claims roles at The Hartford. Before joining the insurance industry, Chris was in the United States Marine Corps.

Matthew Wilson, CEO, Brit commented: “Claims is an increasingly important differentiator for clients and an important strategic focus for Brit. 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.”