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Admiral appoints new non-executive director

William Roberts brings with him a wealth of insurance, underwriting and marketing experience gained during his time at US insurer, GEICO, which he joined in 1984

Admiral has announced the appointment of William Roberts as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect.

Roberts brings with him a wealth of insurance, underwriting and marketing experience gained during his time at US insurer, GEICO, which he joined in 1984.

Whilst at GEICO, he held several executive appointments, including COO, president and CEO for all of its insurance companies, a position he held from 2018 until he was promoted to vice chairman in 2020.

Also being announced by the group is that Manning Rountree will step down as a non-executive director on 17 June 2021, having served six years on the board and as a member of the group risk committee.

Furthermore, non-executive director, JP Rangaswami, will join the group risk committee with effect from 17 June 2021.

Annette Court, chair, Admiral Group, said: “I am delighted to welcome Bill to the Admiral Board. He brings valuable insurance experience and insight on the US insurance market which will be of benefit to the Group’s US businesses. We very much look forward to working with him.

“I would also like to thank Manning for his contribution during his time on the board and his dedication and commitment to his role as a member of the group risk committee. We will miss his insight, experience and challenge of matters that come before the board.”

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