Insurer set to make further non-executive hires

Motor insurer Admiral has appointed Zurich’s former European general insurance chief executive Annette Court as an independent non-executive director.

Court will also join Admiral’s audit committee and risk committee.

Court left Zurich in 2010 following a management overhaul. She was also chief executive of RBS Insurance.

Admiral Group chairman, Alastair Lyons, said: “Over the next two years three of our non-executive directors will be retiring.

“We are very keen to ensure continuity of knowledge and board dynamics and have, therefore, a policy of recruiting well ahead of impending retirements.

“In that context I am delighted to welcome someone of Annette’s experience to the board and I would expect to be announcing further non-executive appointments in due course.”

Her appointment is pending FSA approval.