James Maxwell has been appointed interim CRO following the departure of Vishal Desai

MS Amlin Underwriting Limited has appointed James Maxwell as interim chief risk officer (CRO), subject to regulatory approval. Maxwell will take up the role on 05 July 2021 following the departure of CRO Vishal Desai, who is leaving the company for personal reasons.

Maxwell brings more than 25 years of experience in financial, operational and enterprise risk management. He joins MS AUL from PwC where he served as a partner in its Assurance Division and led PwC’s Risk, Governance and Controls proposition for insurance.

Prior to joining PwC, James was the chief risk officer at FTSE100 Oil & Gas company BG Group. 

Johan Slabbert, CEO, MS AUL said: “I am pleased to welcome James to the team. He brings a strong track record in advising large-scale, international firms on risk management, governance and business resilience, and his years of experience at top consulting firms will ensure that he can hit the ground running and support a smooth transition and continuity for MS AUL’s Risk function.

“Vishal Desai has made the difficult decision to step down from his role as CRO following changes in his personal family circumstances. In the short time Vishal has been with us he has proved himself to be a valuable member of the executive team and we will be sorry to see him leave.”