’It’s been a real privilege to have worked across the commercial side of the business,’ says departing c-suite executive

RSA’s chief underwriting officer for commercial Mandy Hunt has revealed that she will be stepping down from her role.

In a LinkedIn post, Hunt said she would be leaving the business today (11 August 2023) to spend time with family before pursuing a “new and exciting challenge”.

Hunt joined RSA in 1998 and held several senior roles, including lead trader for liability and schemes as well as regional manager.

In 2016, she became the managing director for RSA’s ICCI business, a local insurer in the Channel Islands, before taking on her current role at RSA in 2019.

”I never intended staying quite so long but the business and variety of roles challenged me, and more importantly, the amazing people I met along the way made it fun,” Hunt said.

“It’s been a real privilege to have worked across the commercial side of the business, with my time in Guernsey being a personal highlight given the warmth that both my family and I felt being there.

”When I returned to the UK, it was just before a global pandemic, which made for quite an interesting time as we all adjusted to new ways of working.

”When our family life took a twist in September 2020, colleagues past and present and friends across the industry reached out. I felt surrounded by love and support.”

’Little break’

During her time as chief underwriting officer for commercial, Hunt influenced both the quality of the underwriting and the loss ratio performance.

In January 2022, she also became a member of the advisory board for the Society of Underwriting Professionals at the Chartered Insurance Institute.

”Now it’s time for a little break, some holiday time and some family time as my husband and kids make some changes to their lives,” Hunt said.

”I will be there to support them as they have been for me and then I will be looking for a new and exciting challenge.”