Aspen Appoints Chidwick as Chief Financial Officer, Succeeding Kirk

Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. announced that Kevin Chidwick has been appointed group chief financial officer, effective May 1, 2020.

Chidwick, who will report to Mark Cloutier, executive chairman and group chief executive officer, succeeds Scott Kirk, who will leave Aspen on April 30, 2020, to pursue opportunities outside of the company.

Chidwick was previously chief financial officer at financial advice network Openwork Ltd., a role he was appointed to in March 2018. From September 2005 to August 2014, Chidwick was chief financial officer of Admiral Group Plc. He was appointed to the Admiral Group Plc board in 2006.

He also held senior roles within the Admiral Group Plc including chief executive officer of Elephant Auto Insurance in the U.S. from January 2012 to March 2017, where he grew annual revenue from $17 million to $200 million, and chief executive officer of Confused.com from November 2010 to December 2011.

“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,” commented Cloutier.

“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,” he added.

Kirk joined Aspen as the group financial controller in 2007 and then assumed the role of group head of Finance in 2009, before he became CFO of Aspen’s insurance business, Aspen Insurance, in 2011. He has been group CFO since December 2014.

Source: Aspen Insurance Holdings