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Chris Keene

Chris started his insurance career in 1985 where he joined the LPSO as a policy examiner. Over the next 5 years he moved to London and gained experience with a Lloyd's syndicate, C W Hankin & ors as a reinsurance technician and also Seascope Insurance Brokers as a broker/account handler in the Non-marine division.

In 1990 he joined the General Review Department (GRD) of the Regulatory Division of the Corporation of Lloyd's, conducting on-site monitoring visits of Lloyd's brokers and underwriting agents. Over the next 10 years he gained experience particularly in the Brokers department, supervising a number of Lloyd's Brokers and handling applications for authorisation to become a Lloyd's Broker; also he worked in the Underwriting Agents Department, the Coverholders Department and was a key player in developing the Individual Registration application process for Lloyd's brokers.

In 2000 Chris joined the FSA as a policymaker and supervisor of Lloyd's underwriting agents and from 2002 as a policymaker in the High Street Firms Division, implementing the new regime for insurance intermediaries. In particular he was involved in developing policy for areas such as authorisation, supervision, approved persons, ICOB and merging the new rules into the existing FSA Handbook. He was also involved with developing the relationship between Lloyd's regulators and the FSA. He assisted in training Lloyd's regulatory staff in the implementation of ARROW risk assessments for managing agents that were going to be conducted by Lloyd's on behalf of the FSA.

In 2003 he became Managing Director of MMB Compliance Solutions Ltd, a newly formed subsidiary of Macnair Mason Chartered Accountants, providing compliance consultancy services. When Macnair Mason merged with Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants in 2006 Chris continued to run MMB as well as assisting existing Moore Stephens audit clients with compliance and risk management advice. In 2007 he was also part of the team that assisted the Bermuda Monetary Authority with on-site monitoring visits of certain Class 4 regulated entities.

In 2008 Chris formed Scientia Compliance Ltd to provide compliance and risk management services to the London and provincial insurance markets.

Chris is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurance Broker.