Aspen Announces Management Changes

Aspen Insurance UK Limited to Terminate Agency Agreement with Aspen Risk
Management Limited

HAMILTON, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (“Aspen” or the “Company”)
announced today several changes to its executive leadership team to
support continued operational improvement in the business and best
position Aspen to capture new opportunities for profitable growth and
value creation.

Mark Cloutier, Executive Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer,
commented: “As we continue our focus on operational improvement and
strengthening Aspen’s competitive position, it is essential we have the
right talent to execute on our strategy, serve brokers and customers and
drive to enhance the long-term value of our business. I am confident the
leadership team, including the new members we are announcing today, is
well equipped to meet the challenge of leading Aspen through its next
chapter of change and profitable growth.”

The following changes are effective immediately:

  • Mike Cain, previously Group General Counsel, has been appointed Group
    Chief Operating Officer and will remain Chief Executive Officer of
    Aspen UK for a transition period, subject to regulatory approval;
  • Tim Aman, in addition to his current role as Group Chief Risk Officer,
    will assume lead responsibility for outward reinsurance/Retro
    analysis, structuring and placement;
  • Bryan Astwood, Group Chief Investment Officer, has been appointed to
    the Group Executive Committee;
  • Jonny Atkinson, in addition to his current role as Global Head of
    Insurance Marketing and Distribution, has been appointed Head of
    Insurance London;
  • Christian Dunleavy, in addition to this current role as Managing
    Director of Aspen Re and Chief Underwriting Officer of Aspen Bermuda
    Limited, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Aspen Bermuda
  • Marcus Foley, previously Group Head of Capital Management, has been
    appointed Chief Strategy Officer, focused on developing and executing
    strategic corporate initiatives and performance analysis metrics and
    methods, and to the Group Executive Committee;
  • Paul Frydas, Group Chief Actuary, has been appointed to the Group
    Executive Committee;
  • Silvia Martinez, previously Associate Group General Counsel, has been
    appointed Group General Counsel and Company Secretary and to the Group
    Executive Committee;
  • Zahir Petiwalla, Performance Officer and Chief Operating Officer,
    Aspen Re, has been appointed Deputy Group Chief Operating Officer; and
  • Sarah Stanford, International Head of Financial Institutions, will be
    appointed to the additional position of Lloyd’s Active Underwriter of
    Syndicate 4711, subject to regulatory approval.

Kate Vacher, who joined Aspen in 2002 and has provided many
contributions to the Company in multiple roles, most recently as Group
Director of Underwriting and Chief Executive Officer of Aspen Bermuda
Limited, is leaving Aspen to pursue personal interests. David Schick,
former Group Chief Operating Officer, and Donald Harrell, former Head of
International Insurance and Global Head of Marine, are leaving the
Company effective immediately to pursue opportunities outside Aspen.

Mark Cloutier continued: “I want to thank David, Kate and Donald for
their service and commitment to Aspen over the years. Our business is
well positioned thanks to their many contributions, and we wish them
well in their future endeavors.”

Aspen also announced today that Aspen Insurance UK Limited (“AIUK”) has
served notice of termination of the agency agreement between AIUK and
Aspen Risk Management Limited (“ARML”). As a result, Aspen expects the
business will be placed into runoff. Aspen is working with the
management of ARML to ensure all policyholder obligations and service
requirements are fully supported and consistent with Aspen’s standards
of policyholder and broker service. This decision has no impact on
Aspen’s mainstream UK Property and Casualty business.

Additionally, Aspen announced that it has begun the process of closing
its Dublin office as a result of the proposed move of its Dublin Excess
Casualty underwriting business to London.

Biographical Information

Tim Aman

Tim Aman was appointed Group Chief Risk Officer in May 2017. Before
joining Aspen in February 2017, Tim was Principal of Broctuary Inc., an
independent Florida-based consultancy which he established in 2016
specializing in actuarial, broking and risk management. Prior to this,
he was Chief Risk Officer at Montpelier for eight years and before that,
he was Managing Director for Guy Carpenter’s Global Accounts and Latin
America and Caribbean reinsurance broking teams. He had previously been
an Actuarial Pricing Officer at St Paul Reinsurance.

Bryan Astwood

Bryan Astwood was appointed Group Chief Investment Officer in May 2009
and has served as the Group Representative to the Bermuda Monetary
Authority since 2014. Bryan joined Aspen in June 2003 as Group
Treasurer. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the fixed income,
equity, foreign exchange and commodity markets. Previously, Bryan worked
at Bank of America, Hong Kong; Industrial Bank of Japan, Tokyo;
Butterfield Asset Management and Orbis Investment Management, Bermuda.
Bryan began his career at the Bank of Bermuda.

Jonny Atkinson

Jonny Atkinson was appointed Head of Insurance London in May 2019. He
joined Aspen as Global Head of Distribution and Marketing in June 2011
with 20 years of broking experience. His main Distribution focus is on
Aspen’s broker and client community, managing and developing strategic
relationships with these key partners. He is a longstanding member of
the Insurance Executive Committee and also a Director of Digital Risk
Resources, an innovative SME cyber insurance business. He began his
insurance career at Johnson & Higgins Insurance in London and continued
with other Marsh Companies. In 2000, Jonny moved to JLT as a Partner and
in 2002 he relocated to their Bermuda office. In 2005, Jonny joined
Willis as EVP of the Bermuda office. His role then expanded to CEO, WNA
London and Bermuda. Before his insurance career began Jonny was a
Professional Cricketer for Somerset and he gained an MA in Economics
from Cambridge University.

Mike Cain

Mike Cain was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer in May 2019. He
will also remain Chief Executive Officer of Aspen UK for a transition
period, subject to regulatory approval. Mike joined Aspen as the Group
General Counsel in March 2008 and served as Company Secretary until
March 2019. He was Chief Executive Officer of Aspen Bermuda Limited from
September 2014 until July 2017, and subsequently Group General Counsel
until May 2019 and Chief Executive Officer of Aspen UK. Prior to joining
Aspen, Mike spent five years as the Corporate Counsel and Company
Secretary/COO at Benfield Advisory. He had previously worked for law
firms Barlow Lyde & Gilbert and Ashurst.

Christian Dunleavy

Christian Dunleavy was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Aspen
Bermuda Limited in May 2019. He previously served as Chief Underwriting
Officer for Aspen Bermuda Limited since May 2017. Christian joined Aspen
Re in September 2015 as Head of Global Property Catastrophe. He had
previously been at Axis Reinsurance where he was a Senior Vice
President, responsible for U.S. Property Treaty, Caribbean Property and
Workers Compensation Catastrophe business. Prior to joining Axis in
2002, Christian was a Senior Analyst at RenaissanceRe, responsible for
multiperil modeling, pricing and portfolio analysis.

Marcus Foley

Marcus Foley was appointed Chief Strategy Officer in May 2019. He also
serves as the Chief Risk Officer of Aspen Bermuda Limited. Marcus joined
Aspen’s capital modelling team in 2008 and led the function from 2010 to
2015. In 2015, he became the Group Head of Capital Management with a
focus on rating agency and regulatory considerations across the Aspen
group. Prior to joining Aspen, Marcus began his capital modelling career
at EMB consultancy LLP in Cambridge. Marcus has a PhD in physics where
his studies were split between University College Cork and the Max
Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Munich.

Paul Frydas

Paul Frydas was appointed Group Chief Actuary in July 2018 and is
responsible for the pricing and reserving teams across Aspen’s Insurance
and Reinsurance segments. He also serves as Chief Actuary for various
Aspen legal entities. Previously, Paul held the position of Chief
Actuary for the Reinsurance segment, and served as the approved actuary
for Aspen Insurance UK Limited and Aspen Bermuda Limited by the BMA and
the Prudential Regulation Authority. He also served as Group Chief
Reserving Actuary for eight years shortly after joining Aspen. Paul
began his career at Equitas followed by various roles at KPMG and Zurich
Insurance Group.

Silvia Martinez

Silvia Martinez was appointed Group General Counsel and Company
Secretary in May 2019. Silvia joined Aspen as Senior Counsel in August
2013 and then assumed the role of Associate Group General Counsel in
January 2016 and was appointed Company Secretary in March 2019. Prior to
joining Aspen, Silvia worked at law firms Willkie Farr & Gallagher
LLP and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. She is a graduate of Harvard
Law School and University of California, Berkeley.

Zahir Petiwalla

Zahir Petiwalla was appointed Deputy Group Chief Operating Officer in
May 2019. He previously served as Performance Officer and Chief
Operating Officer, Aspen Re. Zahir joined Aspen in 2015 with more than
14 years’ experience working in finance leadership roles in the
(re)insurance industry. His previous role was at XL Catlin where he was
the Group Head of Finance Transformation, and prior to that he was CFO
International and Group Head of Finance at Torus Insurance.

Sarah Stanford

Sarah Stanford will be appointed Lloyd’s Active Underwriter of Syndicate
4711 in May 2019, subject to regulatory approval, in addition to her
current role as International Head of Financial Institutions. She
joined Aspen in December 2007 within the newly formed financial lines
team. She focuses on crime, professional indemnity and directors’ and
officers’ liability for a global financial institutions book. Sarah
has more than 20 years’ experience within the industry and has
previously worked in underwriting positions at Limit MJ Harrington
Syndicate 2000/QBE.

– ENDS –


About Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited

Aspen provides reinsurance and insurance coverage to clients in various
domestic and global markets through wholly-owned subsidiaries and
offices in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland,
the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. For
the year ended December 31, 2018, Aspen reported $12.5 billion in total
assets, $7.1 billion in gross reserves, $2.7 billion in total
shareholders’ equity and $3.4 billion in gross written premiums. Aspen’s
operating subsidiaries have been assigned a rating of “A” by Standard &
Poor’s Financial Services LLC, an “A” (“Excellent”) by A.M. Best Company
Inc. and an “A2” by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. For more information
about Aspen, please visit

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future developments or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.

There are or will be important factors that could cause actual results
to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking
statements, including but not limited factors affecting future results
disclosed in Aspen’s filings with the SEC, including but not limited to
those discussed under Item 1A, “Risk Factors”, in Aspen’s Annual Report
on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, which is incorporated
herein by reference.


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