Grahame “Chily” Chilton is the founding partner of Capsicum Re and has had a long and successful career spanning more than 30 years in the City. Grahame was appointed as CEO of the Benfield Group in 1996 and embarked on an expansion programme of organic growth and acquisitions that led to the company listing on the London Stock Exchange in 2003 and achieving a position in the FTSE 150. He also oversaw the successful sale of Benfield to Aon in 2008, subsequently becoming part of the Global Executive of Aon and ARS, Global Executive and Chairman of Aon Benfield, before transitioning out of the business in 2012.
Grahame was part of the management team that led the buy-out of Benfield in 1998. He became a Director in 1986 having joined the group in 1982, from the then Marsh subsidiary CT Bowring. During his career as a reinsurance broker Chily has traded in Non-Marine, Marine and Aviation Reinsurance, Motor, Energy and Direct Retrocession business.
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