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MS AUL announces new chief risk officer & chief actuary

January 30, 2021

MS Amlin Underwriting Limited (MS AUL), appoints Vishal Desai as chief risk officer and Catherine Scullion as chief actuary.

Desai will join the business in May 2021 and succeeds Giles Holland, who is departing the business to pursue other opportunities. He brings over 18 years of general insurance experience and will report to Johan Slabbert, CEO of MS AUL.

He joins the firm from Bank of England where he held the role of acting head of division general insurance risk specialists and chief actuary.

He has led extensive review work across both wholesale and retail general insurance businesses across risk management, reserving, capital and underwriting.

Additionally, Scullion will assume the newly created role of chief actuary in April 2021 and report to Phil Green, CFO of MS AUL.

She joins the business from Lloyd’s of London, where she has worked since 2015 and held her most recent position of head of capital since 2018.

Slabbert, commented: “I am delighted to announce these two senior appointments, both of which will support our business transformation and strengthen our core leadership teams. Both Vishal and Catherine bring a depth of sector, risk and actuarial expertise that will immediately contribute to our strategic ambitions. We are delighted to attract such diverse senior talent, and underpins our aspirations as a prestigious underwriting business, with a London market presence worthy of our heritage and potential.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Giles for his hard work and commitment to the business over the past 20 years. We wish him the very best in the future.”