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MS Amlin expands its Risk function with a host of senior appointments

Hires will deepen and broaden the company’s specialist risk expertise to support growth

MS Amlin Underwriting Limited (MS AUL), the Lloyd’s global specialty (re)insurer, today announces the appointments of John Winder, Victoria Harding, Wendy Kriz, and Maurice Rose to its growing Risk function led by Chief Risk Officer, Vishal Desai.

John Winder joins as Senior Manager of the Insurance Risk pillar. He has more than twenty years’ experience as an underwriter and senior risk manager with substantial London market and reinsurance expertise, having worked at Hiscox, AXA XL, and Liberty Syndicates.

Victoria Harding will shortly begin her role as the Head of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). She brings more than ten years of risk management experience and was most recently at CNA Hardy, where she spent six years conducting strategic risk reviews, overseeing all aspects of the risk management framework and ORSA process. Prior to this, she held various risk management and operational roles at XL Catlin and Allianz UK, implementing risk and operational improvement programmes.

Wendy Kriz joins as Senior Manager of the function’s Validation and Risk Intelligence pillar. She has two decades of actuarial experience across reserving, capital, and validation work. Her experience spans consultancy and multiple in-house roles at firms including Barnett Waddingham Consultants, WTW, and Catlin Group. She has a deep interest in sustainability and is an active member of the Institute and Faculties of Actuaries (IFoA) Sustainability Board.

Maurice Rose joins as Senior Manager of the ERM pillar. He is an experienced insurance practitioner with over ten years’ experience and joins from PwC where he was a senior manager in its risk and regulatory insurance practice. Before PwC, he worked at the PRA and Lloyd’s and has strong market experience gained during his time at Torus and AIG. Maurice is an advocate for D&I in the insurance industry and chairs Link, the cross-insurance industry LGBTQ+ network.

Vishal Desai, Chief Risk Officer, MS AUL, said: “As we expand the remit of our Risk function offering in 2022 towards best-in-class, I am delighted to welcome John, Victoria, Wendy, and Maurice to the team. Their extensive and collective underwriting, actuarial and broader risk expertise will strengthen and contribute to the delivery of our strategic ambition. Investment in this top-tier talent reflects the value the business has come to place in the Risk function as a trusted source of insight, challenge and as a key partner to all material decision making. I am looking forward to working with such diverse senior talent to support MS Amlin as we continue to build out a successful underwriting business, delivering risk-sensitive, sustainable growth.”

John Winder
Victoria Harding
Wendy Kriz
Maurice Rose

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About MS Amlin

MS Amlin Underwriting Limited is a leading global (re)insurer, part of the global top-10 insurance group MS&AD, with operations in the Lloyd’s, UK, Middle East, and Asia markets. With a 300-year record, 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.