Admiral's management team has extensive experience in the direct insurance industry, with two of the Executive Directors having worked for the Admiral business since it was set up in 1993.

Alastair Lyons, CBE (63)
Chairman, appointed in 2000

Current appointments
Group Deputy Chairman of Bovis Homes Group plc

Background and experience
In his executive career Alastair was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Provident Institution and of the National & Provincial Building Society, Managing Director of the Insurance Division of Abbey National plc and Director of Corporate Projects at National Westminster Bank plc. He has held numerous non-executive roles in both private equity and public markets.

He has also been a Non-Executive Director of both the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), as well as of its predecessor, the Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS).

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, he was awarded a CBE in the 2001 Birthday Honours for services to social security.

David Stevens, CBE (55)
Chief Executive Officer, appointed in 2016

Current appointments
Trustee of the Waterloo Foundation

Background and experience
David is a founder Director of Admiral and was recruited in 1991 to set up the Admiral business.

Prior to joining Admiral David worked at McKinsey & Company, in the Financial Interest Group, and Cadbury Schweppes in the UK and the USA.

David has an MBA from INSEAD and he was awarded a CBE in 2010 for services to business and the community in Wales.

Geraint Jones (40)
Chief Financial Officer, appointed in 2014

Background and experience

Geraint is responsible for finance, actuarial, compliance and investments. He joined Admiral in 2002 and held a number of senior finance positions including Head of Finance, before being promoted to Deputy Chief Financial Officer in January 2012 and Chief Financial Officer in August 2014.

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Geraint spent the early part of his career as an external auditor at Ernst & Young and KPMG.

Manning Rountree (44)
Non-Executive Director, appointed in 2015

Current appointments
Managing Director of White Mountains Capital Inc., White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. since March 2009.

Background and experience
Manning joined White Mountains in 2004 and is the former President of WM Advisors.

Prior to joining White Mountains, Manning spent two years with Putnam Investments and three years with McKinsey & Company.

Colin Holmes (51)
Non-Executive Director, appointed in 2010

Colin Holmes (50)
Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair, appointed in 2010

Current appointments
Chairman of GO Outdoors Ltd

Chairman of the British Heart Foundation Retail Committee

Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Advisory Panel.

Background and experience
Colin was previously a member of the Executive Committee of Tesco plc and during his 22 year career at Tesco held a wide range of positions, including UK Finance Director and CEO of Tesco Express. Until 2014 Colin was a Non-Executive Director at Bovis Homes Group plc where he chaired the Remuneration Committee

Colin is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Annette Court (55)
Non-Executive Director, appointed in 2012

Current appointments
Non-Executive Director of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc

Non-Executive Director of Foxtons plc

Non-Executive Director of Workshare

Chairman of The Dining Club

Background and experience
Between 2007 and 2010 Annette was CEO of Europe General Insurance for Zurich Financial Services and a member of the Group Executive Committee.

Annette is former CEO of the Direct Line Group. In this role Annette was also a member of the RBS Group Executive Management Committee.
Annette has previously served as a member on the Board of the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

Jean Park (62)
Non-Executive Director, appointed in 2014

Current appointments
Non-Executive Director of Murray Income Trust plc
Non-Executive Director of the National House Building Council

Background and experience
Jean was Group Chief Risk Officer at the Phoenix Group from 2009 until June 2013. Previously, she was Risk Management Director of the Insurance and Investments division of Lloyds TSB and, before that, Head of Compliance and Audit at Scottish Widows.

Jean is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Penny James (47)
Non-Executive Director, appointed in 2015

Current appointments
Group Chief Risk Officer at Prudential and member of the Prudential plc Board.

Background and experience
Penny was previously Director of Group Finance at Prudential plc from March 2011 to September 2015.

Her previous appointments include being Chief Finance Officer of Omega Insurance Holdings and UK General Insurance CFO of Zurich Financial Services.

Owen Clarke (53)
Non-Executive Director, appointed in 2015

Current appointments

Chief Investment Officer of Equistone Partners Europe (formerly Barclays Private Equity, 'BPE').

Background and experience

Previous Director of Admiral (1999-2004). Led BPE's participation in the management buy out.


Justine Roberts
Justine Roberts, CBE (49)
Non-Executive Director, appointed in 2016

Current appointments

CEO & Founder, &

Tesco Independent Supply Chain Advisory Panel

British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)

Background and experience

Justine founded Mumsnet in 2000 and is responsible for creation, strategic direction and overall management. In that time the organisation has grown into one of the biggest UK internet brands with 8m unique visitors, 70 million pages views per month and annual revenues of £6m. In May 2011 Roberts founded Gransnet, a sister site to Mumsnet, for the over-50s.

Before that Justine was a freelance football and cricket journalist for the Times and Daily Telegraph, after working for Deutsche Bank, managing the South African equity operation in US. Previously to that, Justine joined SG Warburg as a graduate trainee Equity Trader before joining the global economics and market strategy team.

David Stevens, CBE, Chief Executive Officer

Geraint Jones, Chief Financial Officer

James Armstrong, Chief Risk Officer

Ceri Assiratti, Head of People Services

Charlotte Bennett, Head of Support

Rhodri Charles, Head of UK Pricing

Lorna Connelly, Head of Claims

Claire-Anne Coriat, Head of New Business Development

Martin Coriat, Chief Executive Officer,

Emma Enos, Head of New Business

Alistair Hargreaves, Head of Service

Peter Marissen, Head of International Pricing

Brian Martin, Head of Outbound

Stuart Morgan, General Manager of Talent and ABS

Cristina Nestares, CEO UK Insurance

Louise O’Shea, Confused Financial Director

Chris Price, Head of Customer Value

Louisa Scadden, Head of Group Communications

Alberto Schiavon, Head of Renewals

Noel Summerfield, Head of Household

Linda Wells, Head of Underwriting

Dave Halliday, Head of Customer Services

Fanny Limare-Wolf, Head of Marketing

Mark McGregor, Head of Compliance

Karen Maguire, Head of Investor Relations

Scott Cargill, Head of Loans

Stuart Clarke, Share Plans Manager

Pascal Gonzalvez, Chief Executive Officer, L'Olivier

Elena Betes, European Price Comparison Director & Chief Executive Officer Preminen

Milena Mondini, Chief Executive Officer, Europe Insurance

Kevin Chidwick, Chief Executive Officer, Elephant Auto

Andrew Rose, Chief Executive Officer,

Sarah Harris , Chief Executive Officer, Admiral Seguros

Fernando Summers, Chief Executive Officer, Rastreator

Costantino Moretti, Chief Executive Officer, ConTe

Henry Engelhardt, Friend to Price Comparison