– BERMUDA, Hamilton – Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (LON: RQIH), the non-life legacy insurance investor and capacity provider of US and European MGA program business, today announces that Ken Randall is to step down as Group CEO, but will be continuing as Executive Chairman of the Group.
The Board announced the appointment of Dr Roger Sellek as a Director of the Company.
Alan Quilter and Dr Roger Sellek are to be appointed to the newly-created positions of Joint Chief Executive Officers.
Following Roger’s appointment, the Board will comprise four Executive Directors – Ken Randall, Alan Quilter, Mark Langridge and Roger Sellek and four Non-Executive Directors – Michael Smith, Alastair Campbell, Phil Barnes and Ms. Jo Fox.
Alan Quilter, a Chartered Accountant, jointly founded the business with Ken Randall in 1991 and currently serves as Group Chief Financial Officer.
Roger Sellek joins R&Q from AM Best, the leading international credit-rating agency focused on the insurance sector, where he was CEO with responsibility for the group’s worldwide activities ex-Americas. Roger was with AM Best for 12 years, initially based in London and relocating to Singapore in 2015.
Prior to joining AM Best, Roger held senior roles within the Corporation of Lloyd’s, providing leadership across a range of areas including the development and implementation of key initiatives such as Risk-Based Capital and Realistic Disaster Scenarios as well as the modelling of Lloyd’s Central Fund adequacy. He was also responsible for delivery of the initial credit ratings for the Lloyd’s Market. As Commercial Director at Lloyd’s from 2000, he was responsible for the market’s strategic business relationships with its investor base, brokers, the rating agencies and the financial analyst community. Roger first entered the world of insurance when he joined a predecessor company of R&Q in 1993 where he was involved in a number of important projects, notably in relation to the formation of Equitas.
In addition to over 25 years of wide-ranging experience and achievement in the insurance and reinsurance sectors, Roger has an academic background and holds both a BSc and PhD in mathematical physics from the University of Exeter. Roger also holds an MBA in strategic management from Imperial College at the University of London.
In his new role at R&Q, Dr Sellek will be jointly responsible with Alan Quilter for the efficient and effective running of the Group’s business and will have direct management responsibility for a number of the Group’s business activities.
Ken Randall, Group Executive Chairman said: “Succession planning has been high on the Board’s agenda and, with the continued development of R&Q’s business, it’s time to add further strength to our senior leadership team and for me to step back from day-to-day operations. Alan founded the business with me nearly 30 years ago and has played a key part in the growth of the business. He will retain oversight of the Group’s financial and investment management activities. Roger has been known to the Group for many years and I am delighted to welcome him back to R&Q after an absence of more than 25 years. Subject to confirmation of necessary work and residence permits, Roger will initially be based in Bermuda, where the Group is domiciled.”
Dr Sellek said: “Ken Randall persuaded me to enter the insurance industry from academia many years ago and I’m delighted to have the opportunity now to be able to work with Ken, Alan and Mark. R&Q has evolved to become a major force in its chosen sectors of the insurance industry and I am very much relishing the opportunity to contribute to its continuing growth as part of the leadership team.”
The overall mission of the Bermuda based Group is to: generate profits and capital extractions from expert management of legacy non-life insurance acquisitions/ reinsurance, including in Lloyd’s; and grow commission income from its licensed carriers in the US and EU/UK, writing niche and profitable program business, largely on behalf of highly rated reinsurers.
Our aim is to continue to grow sustainable profit streams to support our business model and increase book value and cash distributions to shareholders.
The Group was founded by Ken Randall and Alan Quilter in 1991.
For more information: http://www.rqih.com
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