Annette Court (57)
Chairman, appointed in 2017

Current appointments

Senior Independent Director of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc.

Background and experience

CEO of Europe General Insurance for Zurich Financial Services and a member of the Group Executive Committee from 2007-2010. 

Former CEO of Direct Line Group (formerly RBS Insurance) and member of the RBS Group Executive Management Committee. 

Previously a member on the Board of the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

David Stevens, CBE (57)
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 (43)
Chief Financial Officer, appointed in 2014

Background and experience

Geraint’s responsibilities include finance, investments and investor relations. 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.

Jean Park (65)
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, during which time she held responsibility for the Group’s relationship with the regulator and founded the Board Risk Committee. 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.

Justine Roberts
Justine Roberts, CBE (52)
Non-Executive Director, appointed in 2016

Current appointments

CEO & Founder, Mumsnet.com & Gransnet.com

Advisory board member of Britain Thinks and Portland Communications

Background and experience

Justine founded Mumsnet in 2000 and is responsible for creation, strategic direction and overall management. In May 2011, Justine 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.

Manning Rountree (47)
Non-Executive Director, appointed in 2015

Current appointments

Chief Executive Officer and Director of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.

Director of Build America Mutual Assurance Company.

Background and experience

Manning joined White Mountains in 2004 and is the former President of White Mountains Advisors and White Mountains Capital.

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

Owen Clarke (56)
Non-Executive Director, appointed in 2015

Current appointments

Chairman of Equistone Partners Europe, ‘Equistone’ (formerly Barclays Private Equity, ‘BPE’)

Background and experience

Owen was Chief Investment Officer of Equistone from 2011 to 2017. He previously led several management buy-outs for BPE in the insurance and consumer finance sectors, including BPE’s participation in the Management Buy Out of Admiral and was a director of Admiral from 1999 to 2004. He also led BPE’s own buy out from Barclays to form Equistone in 2011.

 

Andy Crossley (63)
Non-Executive Director, appointed in 2018

Current appointments

Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee at Vitality Health and Vitality Life.

Background and experience

Andy has 31 years’ experience within the financial services sector, most recently as Chief Financial Officer at Domestic & General Group from 2014 to 2017. He spent 14 years at Prudential Plc from 2000 as Director, Group Finance; Group Chief Risk Officer; and CFO and Deputy Chief Executive of Prudential UK. He previously held senior manager roles at Legal & General Group Plc, where he was Group Financial Controller, and Lloyds Bank Plc. Andy is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Mike Brierley (61)
Non-Executive Director, appointed in 2018

Background and experience

Mike has 35 years’ experience in Chief Financial Officer (CFO) roles within the financial services industry. Most recently Mike was CFO of Metro Bank PLC between 2009 and 2018, helping lead the business from start-up to a profitable FTSE250 Bank. He spent seven years at Capital One Europe as CFO Europe, CFO UK and Chief Risk Officer Europe. He has also worked as CFO for Royal Trust Bank, Financial Controller at Industrial Bank of Japan, CFO of Gentra Limited and Director, Business Risk at Barclaycard. Mike is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Karen Green (52)
Non-Executive Director, appointed in 2018

Current appointments
Non-Executive Director of Phoenix Group Holdings plc
Council Member, Lloyd’s of London
Deputy Chairman, Aspen Managing Agency Ltd

Background and experience

Karen Green is the former CEO of Aspen UK comprising the principal UK insurance and reinsurance companies of Aspen Insurance Holdings. Other senior Aspen positions included Group Head of Strategy, Corporate Development and a member of the Group Executive Committee for 12 years. Prior to that, she held various corporate finance, M&A and private equity roles at GE Capital Europe and Stonepoint Capital having started her career in investment banking at Baring Brothers and Schroders.

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