By: 1 February 2023
Admiral Group names new chair

Admiral Group has appointed former LV= chief executive officer Mike Rogers as its chair and a non-executive director.

Rogers will replace Annette Court, who is retiring in April.

An executive with more than 30 years of international financial services experience, Rogers served as group chief executive officer at LV= from 2006 until 2016.

In that time he oversaw the insurer’s transformation into a significant player in the general insurance and life and pensions markets.

Prior to LV=, Rogers worked at Barclays Bank for 20 years and held a number of senior roles, including managing director of UK retail banking and managing director of small business banking.

Rogers is currently chair of credit reporting company Experian and Aegon UK, a pensions, investments and insurance provider.

He is also an independent non-executive director at NatWest Group, chair of its sustainable banking committee and a member of its performance and remuneration committee.

Justine Roberts, senior independent director of the Admiral board and leader of the appointment process for the new chair, commented: “We are delighted to have Mike taking on the chair at Admiral following a rigorous assessment of external and internal candidates.

“I believe his knowledge and expertise will be of benefit to both the board and the management team.”

Roberts went on to thank Annette Court “for her remarkable contribution” to the Admiral board, guiding the company through the pandemic and for agreeing to stay on as chair to oversee the successful chief executive officer transition from David Stevens to Milena Mondini de Focatiis.

Court said: “It has been an absolute privilege to serve as chair of such an amazing business. Mike is an excellent choice for the future chair and takes on this role at a very exciting time for the group as it continues to deliver on its diversification strategy.

“I wish Mike, Milena and the wider Admiral team every success.”

Rogers added: “It is an honour for me to become chair of this fantastic company as it celebrates its 30th anniversary year.

“The group is known for its strong performance and unique culture and I am excited to work with Milena and the management team to capitalise on forthcoming opportunities and grow the business.”

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