Chris Sandilands, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Chris Sandilands

Chris Sandilands

Chris Sandilands is a partner at Oxbow Partners, a boutique consulting business serving the insurance industry.

Sandilands started his career at Munich Re as a D&O underwriter. He then moved to Oliver Wyman’s insurance practice, working on assignments in both P&C and life on four continents. Sandilands left Oliver Wyman to pursue a startup opportunity but soon decided there was a bigger opportunity to bring agile methodologies into strategy consulting.

After working as an independent consultant for two years, he found a team to set up Oxbow Partners in 2015.

He holds a first class degree from Oxford University.

Recent Articles by Chris Sandilands

Insurtech Now Hits Corporate, Specialty

When insurtech sprang to prominence in 2015, most startups focused on personal lines disruption. Our August 2016 infographic showed that 75% of insurtechs were targeting personal lines and that 56% were focusing on distribution. Most corporate and specialty insurers concluded that insurtech presented no threat and only limited opportunity and continued with business as usual. That was […]

Startups as Partners: A Failed Experiment?

I was in New York City recently and found myself talking to the founder of a fintech. His company had recently raised several million dollars from a large investment bank. It raised some questions about how insurers go about partnering with startups. Things were going really well. I asked him about progress engaging with the bank […]

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