Aon Benfield, a reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor, has appointed Chris Myers as new head of Rating Agency Advisory for its UK and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions.

Based in London, Chris will guide re-insurers through the ratings process and advise them on the financial, operational and strategic issues that influence a company’s financial strength rating.

Chris is also head of Aon Benfield’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) practice globally and was previously based at the firm’s New York office. As head of ERM, he will continue to direct efforts assisting re-insurers with ERM framework support and related analytics.

Before joining Aon Benfield in September 2008, Chris was director and ERM specialist in Financial Institutions Ratings at rating agency Standard & Poor’s.

Chris has more than 16 years of risk management experience in the financial services industry and has also worked at Citigroup, Chubb Corporation and AIG.