Meet the Team

Our Vantage Underwriting team are also highly skilled in the provision of bespoke insurance schemes for the outdoor leisure industry, from caravanning right through to photography.

Working closely with brokers, our underwriters have a proven track record of producing new products within a short time period whilst ensuring they are fit for purpose, easy to understand, competitively priced and profitable.

Chris Ryder Richardson FCII

Chris Ryder Richardson FCII

Head of Underwriting

Chris Ryder Richardson FCII

Head of Underwriting

Throughout his career, Chris has held underwriting positions for a number of Lloyd's syndicates, looking after accounts that included international non-marine reinsurance business, both proportional and excess of loss as well as direct and binding authority business. He was also given the responsibility of a number of high-profile run-off syndicates.

In 2001 Chris joined Euclidian to help grow the existing book and in 2004 formed part of the management buy-out team that created Vantage Insurance.

In his own words, Chris' weekends are spent hacking his way around golf courses with good friends who apply ‘friendly rules’, rushing around tennis courts in an attempt to catch increasingly-fast tennis balls and hoping to finish in the top half of the fleet whilst sailing competitively in his laser dinghy.

Daniel Wales-Harding

Daniel Wales-Harding

Assistant Underwriter

Daniel Wales-Harding

Assistant Underwriter

Daniel joined the underwriting division in October 2015 after being given the opportunity to progress from the company’s regional office in Brentwood.

He joined the Brentwood office in January 2012 as part of the touring caravan team where he gained 3 years of industry knowledge and personal lines experience. In his role as an Underwriter he deals with Caravan & Trailer, Holiday Homes, Residential, Clubs & Societies, Photographers and Tour Operators classes of business.

Daniel is very much a foodie and spice lover. He enjoys trying many different cuisines, strange menu items and all kinds of chillies. He is particularly fond of slow roasted lamb madras.

In November 2018 Daniel proudly completed his Certificate in Insurance (CII).

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