John Winder, Victoria Harding, Wendy Kriz, and Maurice Rose join specialist insurer as it grows its risk team

MS Amlin Underwriting Limited has expanded its risk team with the appointments of John Winder, Victoria Harding, Wendy Kriz, and Maurice Rose.

Winder joins as senior manager of the Insurance Risk pillar. He has more than twenty years’ experience as an underwriter and senior risk manager with substantial London market and reinsurance expertise, having worked at Hiscox, AXA XL, and Liberty Syndicates.

Harding will shortly begin her role as the head of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). She was most recently at CNA Hardy, where she spent six years conducting strategic risk reviews, overseeing all aspects of the risk management framework and ORSA process.

Kriz joins as senior manager of the function’s Validation and Risk Intelligence pillar. Her experience spans consultancy and multiple in-house roles at firms including Barnett Waddingham, WTW, Aviva, RSA, Catlin, Ace, and Lloyd’s. She is an active member of the Institute and Faculties of Actuaries (IFoA) Sustainability Board.

Rose joins as senior manager of the ERM pillar and joins from PwC where he was a senior manager in its risk and regulatory insurance practice. He is an advocate for D&I in the insurance industry and chairs Link, the cross-insurance industry LGBTQ+ network.

Vishal Desai, chief risk officer, MS AUL, said: “Investment in this top-tier talent reflects the value the business has come to place in the Risk function as a trusted source of insight, challenge and as a key partner to all material decision making. I am looking forward to working with such diverse senior talent to support MS Amlin as we continue to build out a successful underwriting business, delivering risk-sensitive, sustainable growth.”