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MS Amlin announces appointment of Rob Houghton as Chief Operating Officer

MS Amlin, the leading global (re)insurer, today announces the appointment of Rob Houghton to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Houghton is expected to join the business no later than mid-October 2019 and will form part of the executive team, reporting to Simon Beale, CEO. The role is subject to regulatory approval.

Houghton joins MS Amlin from the Post Office where he currently serves as COO, having joined the company as CIO and Change Director in 2016.

Prior to this, Houghton spent fourteen years in a progressive series of roles at Aviva group; including UK CIO, North American CIO and Global Solutions Delivery director.

Houghton is replacing Simon Smith who left the firm earlier this year to pursue other opportunities.

Simon Beale, CEO of MS Amlin, said: “We are delighted that Rob will be joining MS Amlin’s senior leadership team.

“He brings unrivalled experience and a strong track record of leading a number of successful strategic initiatives across an impressive career spanning more than three decades. His breadth of leadership experience and expertise, both inside and outside the financial services sector, will bring the best of both worlds to MS Amlin and add additional strength to our executive team.

“Rob is extremely well-placed to help drive MS Amlin’s long-term strategy as we continue to focus on repositioning the business for a sustainable and profitable future. We look forward to him joining the team.”

For further information, contact:

Global PR & Media Lead
Ngozi Emeagi
Tel:  +44 (0) 207 746 1097

About MS Amlin
MS Amlin is a leading insurer and reinsurer, part of the global top-10 insurance group MS&AD, with operations in the Lloyd’s, UK, Continental European and Bermudian markets. With a 300-year record and more than 2,100 people in 26 locations worldwide, we deliver continuity for businesses facing the most complex and demanding risks. Our role places us at the forefront of the Property & Casualty, Marine & Aviation and Reinsurance markets.

We are experts in underwriting, with both technical capability and deep knowledge of the areas we insure. Our claims service aims to set the industry reference point for quality, with efficient, fair and timely claims management.