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Kevin Chidwick to succeed Scott Kirk as Aspen CFO

17th March 2020 - Author: Luke Gallin

Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer, Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, has appointed Kevin Chidwick, previously of Openwork Limited and Admiral Group, as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective May 1st, 2020.

Kevin ChidwickChidwick succeeds Scott Kirk who is set to leave the company at the end of April 2020 to pursue opportunities outside of the firm.

In his new role, Chidwick will report to Aspen’s Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mark Cloutier.

Prior to his appointment at Aspen, he served as the CFO at financial advice network Openwork Limited, a position he held since March 2018. From September 2005 to August 2014, he served as the CFO of Admiral Group plc and was appointed to the Admiral board in 2006.

During his time with Admiral, Chidwick also held a number of senior roles including CEO of Elephant Auto Insurance in the U.S., and CEO of Confused.com.

Commenting on the appointment and also the departure of Kirk, Cloutier said: “Kevin is an extremely accomplished financial services executive who has held a number of senior roles within diverse and successful companies. His proven track record of growing businesses through his strategic insights and strong financial acumen make him an exciting hire for Aspen at this time in our evolution.

“Kevin joins an industry-leading executive team with significant strength and expertise, and I look forward to working closely with him as we unlock the potential within our business and focus on total value creation.

“I would like to thank Scott Kirk for his significant contribution to Aspen over a number of years and to wish him well with his future endeavors.”

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