In his new role, Margetts will develop strategy across current and legacy portfolios

MS Amlin Underwriting Limited (MS AUL), the Lloyd’s global (re)insurer has appointed Rob Margetts. He will join MS AUL in the coming months, and report to Martyn Rodden, director of Strategy & Transformation.

Margetts joins from legacy specialist, Compre, where he was initially head of M&A, responsible for executing all transactions, before becoming head of Lloyd’s in 2020, overseeing all operational aspects of the relationships with their Managing Agent and Lloyd’s of London, as well as leading the development of new business opportunities.

In his new role, Margetts will develop and implement a range of strategic initiatives identified by the business, following a strategic review by MS AUL’s executive team in 2021. 

This includes plans across current and legacy portfolios, as well as supporting MS AUL’s longer-term strategic ambitions, working with parent company Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (MSI) and US-based sister company MS Amlin Distribution Holdings.

Before Compre, Margetts held several roles at Aviva, both within its UK General Insurance business as the head of Strategic Capital Management and head of Capital Management, with Aviva Group. He also spent a decade in the (re)insurance consulting space, including eight years at KPMG.

Martyn Rodden, director of Strategy & Transformation, MS AUL, said: “As recently confirmed, our ambitions are focused on a number of fronts, as we continue on our journey to consistently deliver a profit, as well as supporting our parent’s desire to become a more significant force in international markets. 

”Rob’s role will place him at the heart of this strategy, utilising his extensive experience, contacts and relationship building capabilities to support MS Amlin as it identifies the most valuable opportunities, as well as ensuring we take the advantage, to secure new revenue streams and distribution access.”