The new hire’s ‘extensive experience and knowledge’ makes him the ‘right person’ to develop the insurer’s risk function

RSA has promoted chief auditor Dave Howell to chief risk officer.

Howell started in RSA’s georisk team over 20 years ago, before moving across to the firm’s audit department. He has since held several senior management roles and worked extensively across Canada, Scandinavia, Latin America and Asia.

Alongside holding degrees in law, applied geochemistry and evironmental biogeochemistry, Howell is a member of the Chartered Institute of Insurance (CII) and Institute of Internal Audit (IIA).

Upping rank

Succeeding Howell is RSA’s current head of audit UK and Europe, Yasemin Dogu, who joined the insurer in 2018.

Dogu started her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Turkey in 2004, where she trained as a chartered accountant.

She then went on to work at Marks and Spencer for three years and covered financial operations for Turkey, Russia and Ukraine, before spending eight years at Aviva in internal audit and finance.

At Aviva, she was one of five employees selected for its senior leadership programme Finance Future Talent.

A spokesperson for RSA said: “Dave has extensive experience and knowledge of all areas of our business and this is why he is the right person to further develop our critical risk function as well as improve our risk awareness and expertise across the business.”