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MS Amlin Underwriting Limited appoints Johan Slabbert and Martin Hudson as Non-Executive Directors

Slabbert also set to take on role as Chairman

MS Amlin Underwriting Limited (MS AUL), the Lloyd’s (re)insurer, today announces the appointments of Johan Slabbert and Martin Hudson as Non-Executive Directors.

Subject to regulatory approval, Slabbert will also be appointed Chairman of the MS AUL Board, taking over from Gilles Bonvarlet who will transition to an Independent Non-Executive Director role. Hudson will take on additional duties as Chairman of the MS AUL Underwriting Committee.

MS AUL has also announced that Derek Thornton, who serves as a Non-Executive Director, is to retire from the Board.

Slabbert is a recognised leader in the industry with more than two decades of international experience in both CEO and CFO roles. He joins MS AUL whilst serving as Chairman of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company (Europe) Ltd. Prior to this, Slabbert began his career at AIG before joining Chaucer Limited as CFO, where he was also CEO for two years, and serving as Operating Partner and CEO of Augustus Specialty LLC.

Hudson joins MS AUL with 30 years of experience in senior leadership roles across a diverse number of insurance and reinsurance companies. Hudson currently advises Apollo Syndicate Management, Sirius and Old Mutual Specialty Insurance in various non-executive capacities. Previously, Hudson headed Travelers Insurance Company and Old Mutual Specialty Insurance. Hudson also worked at Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Underwriting at Lloyd’s as Director of Underwriting.

Tom Clementi, CEO of MS Amlin Underwriting Ltd, commented: “I am delighted to announce the appointments of Johan and Martin to MS AUL’s already strong leadership team. They both bring years of market expertise and experience, and strong leadership qualities, that will make an immediate impact at MS Amlin. Today’s announcement reflects the positive momentum underway at MS AUL, following the recent appointment of five senior leaders within the specialty business, which further demonstrates our ability to attract leading industry talent.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Gilles who will continue as a key part of our leadership team, and Derek who retires from the MS AUL board after many years of dedicated service. We wish him the very best for the future.”


For more information please contact the Media team:

MS Amlin, Ngozi Emeagi – (0)207 746 1097 
FTI Consulting, Kit Dunford / Colette La Pointe – (0)20 3727 1143 / 1709


About MS Amlin

MS Amlin is a leading global (re)insurer, part of the global top-10 insurance group MS&AD, with three main legal entities’ operating in the Lloyd’s, UK, Continental European and Bermudian markets. With a 300-year record and c.1,800 people in more than 20 locations worldwide, we deliver a quality service for businesses facing the most complex and demanding risks. Our role places us at the forefront of the Property & Casualty, Marine 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.