Christopher Croft

Worked in senior positions in the Lloyd’s of London insurance market for 37 years. Formed insurance/ reinsurance consultancy business from April 2006 with an emphasise on resolving disputes.

Member of Professional Bodies/Accreditations:

Accredited Mediator, Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Member of ARIAS (UK). Panel Mediator to Lambeth Council.

Mediation Experience:

In the last 3 years acted as a Panel Mediator to Lambeth Council settling neighbour disputes in the community.

Have managed a large number of high value commercial mediations as a party.

Career Summary:

2006 - present
Position: - Director of Chris Croft Consultants Ltd. Providing Run off Management expertise to 2 Lloyd’s Syndicates

1994 - 2006
Position: - CMGL/IRISC, Head of Reinsurance/Reinsurance Director. This includes the position of Run-off Manager for Lloyd's Syndicates 957 and 1101 since May 2000.). In 10 years had successfully negotiated numerous commutation settlements on behalf of clients with reinsurers and insureds exceeding $500m in value. Also managed at least 20 reinsurance disputes (including arbitration, litigation and mediation) which in the main settled prior to a hearing. One of these cases however being referred to the House of Lords.

1990 - 1994 Anglo-American, Reinsurance Director
Responsibilities included the management of complex reinsurances purchased, including financial reinsurance.

1973 - 1990 H.S. Weavers (Underwriting) Agencies Ltd
Closing Manager until 1980 then Reinsurance Manager, Director from 1987. The programs arranged have resulted in the collection of more than $3 billion in reinsurance assets.

1971 - 1973 Willis Faber, Broker Ledger Reinsurance Clerk

1969 - 1971 Corporation of Lloyd's, Central Accounting Clerk


Southchurch Hall High School for Boys 1965-1969 gained 'G.C.E 'O' Level in Maths, English Literature, Principles of Accounts and Art, Southend College of Further Education 1971 G.C.E 'A' Level EconomicsMarital Status: Married (2 Children, 22yrs and 19yrs)Interest: Golf and Squash (badly), listening to Music and supporting Southend United.

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