Chris Bentley

Chris Bentley is Head of Fine Art & Specie, UK & Lloyd’s at AXA XL and Chair of the Lloyd’s Market Association’s Joint Specie Committee. Previously, Chris held the role of AXA ART’s Director of Underwriting for Northern Europe, Middle East & Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining AXA Art in 2012, Chris worked for Hiscox Syndicate 33 at Lloyd’s as a member of the Fine Art underwriting team. In addition, he has held positions at Bonhams Auctioneers and also Aon Artscope as a Fine Art Insurance Broker specialising in art and antique dealers.
He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, an elected member of the LMA/ IUA Joint Specie Committee since 2015 and Chairman since September 2019, and a member of PAIAM (Professional Advisors to the International Art Market).
Chris has a BA degree in History of Art from University College London, where he specialised in twentieth century modernist painting in Europe and the US.

You can view Chris’ slides from the panel here.