Samphire Risk commits itself to the simple promise of world class insurance, delivered by true experts with exceptional service. Our collective expertise means we truly understand what is needed to protect people and companies from ‘bad people doing bad things’. Our business is built around your needs and we will stand before you in your time of need.
Chris Holt, MBE
Chris Holt is the Non-Executive Chairman of Samphire and is the Chief Executive of Samphire’s parent company CHC Global. He is held in high regard by the Lloyd’s Insurance Market and is well-known for his work providing solutions and support for clients facing hostile actions.
Chief Executive Officer
Charlie Hanbury is a long-standing presence in the crisis management world and is widely regarded as one of the leading experts on insuring against hostile actions and on kidnap for ransom in particular. He has supported a broad spectrum of clients from international corporations to private individuals.
Chief Underwriting Officer
Chief Underwriting Officer, Mark Skinner, has dedicated his career to the insurance sector and has developed true cross-class expertise. He has a laser-sharp focus on the details and always strives for the highest standards. He has a real passion for working on complex deals and unlocking portfolios on a global basis.
Head of Distribution
Lee is highly experienced in the malicious risk insurance sector; his career spans over 14 years including operational experience across hostile regions. He is well versed in complex environment risk placements and complements this with deep technical knowledge, understanding the confidential relationships involved. Lee is intelligent and creative in his approach, supporting brokers to find the right solutions for their clients worldwide.
Hannah Catchpole is highly experienced in malicious risks with a particular focus on kidnap for ransom, terrorism and high-risk personal accident and travel. She shares the Samphire spirit and passion for the sector and coupled with her integrity and strong work ethic is a valued member of the team.
We set up Samphire Risk with a singular focus on hostile and malicious risk insurance. When it comes to products and service, our pledge is to always strive to do it better, to innovate and to place your best interests at the forefront of all that we do. We aim to provide business owners and those responsible for the duty of care of your people with the reassurance you need when a critical incident occurs. It may be that the nature of the event threatens the safety of your people, your reputation and your assets. We know that how you respond and react is critical. We live and breathe our values, and our code of conduct guides our actions every day.
Incubator of Ideas
Great ideas expertly realised
Our expertise means that we truly understand what is needed to protect people and companies from ‘bad people doing bad things’.
We are targeted
We have deep expertise with a singular focus.
A simple promise of world-class insurance delivered by true experts, unashamedly focused on malicious risk.
Fleet of Foot
Time is of the essence
When it comes to managing malicious risks speed of response is critical. We strive to deliver exceptional service in times of need.
Standing before you
We live our values
We stand before you in your time of need. Our code of conduct guides our actions every day.