Managing Director Christopher Sykes has more than 30 years of experience in reinsurance underwriting, catastrophe reinsurance syndication, and client services. He joined Guy Carpenter in 2008, where he focuses on catastrophe risk management as part of his broader broking responsibilities which include Public Sector clients, the development of Community Based Catastrophe Solutions and growing private flood insurance to close the protection gap.
His experience includes over a decade with Swiss Re in Australia and New Zealand and five years as a Chief Underwriter for North America at Reinsurance Australia Corporation. Chris relocated to the US in 2000 to join Gen Re Intermediaries in Connecticut as Senior Vice President. He has a proven record of client service and successful catastrophe reinsurance program placement of regional and specialty insurers. Chris was seconded to the MMC Strategic Solutions Group 2010-2012 to pursue Cross-Operating Company opportunities in the insurance industry.
Chris graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney, NSW Australia and holds an MBA from Auckland University, New Zealand.