Admiral Group’s chief executive thanked the retiring chair for her support as she welcomed the incoming candidate 

Admiral Group yesterday (31 January 2022) appointed ex LV= chief executive Mike Rogers as its new chair and non-executive director.

Rogers will succeed Annette Court, who is retiring from Admiral’s annual general meeting (AGM) board after joining in 2012 and becoming chair in 2017.

He is currently chair of global information services firm Experian and pensions and investment insurance provider Aegon UK.

Rogers is also an independent non-executive director at NatWest Group, chair of its group sustainable banking committee and member of its group performance and remuneration committee.

Milena Mondini de Focatiis, chief executive of Admiral Group, said: “I am pleased to welcome Rogers onto the group board and look forward to working with him and the rest of the board as we continue to deliver on our promises to our stakeholders.

“On behalf of all my colleagues, I would like to thank Court for the incredible support she has provided to me, her dedication to both the business and the board and the wisdom she shared with us all.”

Rogers’ new position will be confirmed at  Admiral’s AGM on 27 April 2023.

30-year anniversary

Rogers has 30 years of experience in the international financial services, having begun his career with the Barclays Bank Graduate Training Scheme in 1986.

He worked at Barclays for 20 years in various roles, including as managing director of UK retail banking and managing director of small business banking.

From 2006 to 2016 he was chief executive officer at LV=, where he oversaw its transformation into a significant player in the general insurance (GI) and life and pensions market.

Previously Rogers was also a non-executive director of the Association of British Insurers.

He commented: “It is an honour for me to become chair of this fantastic company as it celebrates its 30th anniversary year.

“The group is known for its strong performance and unique culture and I am excited to work with Mondini de Focatiis and the management team to capitalise on forthcoming opportunities and grow the business.”

Court added: “It has been an absolute privilege to serve as chair of such an amazing business. Rogers is an excellent choice for the future chair and takes on this role at a very exciting time for the group as it continues to deliver on its diversification strategy. I wish Rogers, Mondini de Focatiis and the wider Admiral team every success.”