Andy Morris is president and chief executive officer of Assurant in Europe, responsible for developing the successful business strategies for Europe to achieve sustainable business growth in a customer centric environment. Andy leads the executive team in Europe with a passion for delivering transformational and innovative solutions that meet the needs of clients and their customers to continually improve the customer experience. Andy’s leadership experience within European and global business-to-business service providers spans over more than 20 years. He has played a pivotal role in the organisation since 2006 when he was appointed as business development director for Lifestyle Services Group; later acquired by Assurant in 2013. In 2014, Andy was promoted to chief marketing officer of Assurant in Europe, where he led the development of many new and existing client relationships, company acquisitions and operational expansion, and customer solutions that have increased the delivery of products and services to over 30 million European customers. In 2015, Andy was appointed as president and chief executive officer of Assurant in Europe. Based in the UK, Andy is a key member of the Global Commercial Leadership team.
Darren Billings, Chief Operations Officer, Europe
Darren Billings is appointed to the role of Chief Operations Officer, Europe. Darren has been with the business for over five years. In his new role, he will oversee the Assurant European Operations, Telesales, Supply Chain, and IT organisations and continued development across both the mobile protection and electrical service contracts product lines. Darren has extensive experience including previous senior team roles at Phones 4u, SinglePoint and the Azlan Group.
Tim Clancy, Chief Financial Officer, Europe
As Chief Financial Officer for Europe, Tim is responsible for all financial controls and reporting as well as oversight and management for all vendor management across the company’s European footprint. Prior to joining Assurant, he served in various senior management leadership positions including commercial finance director of Shop Direct, managing director of Going Places and finance director of Airtours.
Richard Weddell, Senior European Group Compliance Officer
As European Group Compliance Officer, Richard Weddell leads the European Compliance team and focuses on key initiatives designed to support our continued strategic growth and development in Europe. Based in Crewe, Richard provides Compliance business partner support to Andy Morris and members of the Executive Committee, oversees conduct risk and manages the relationship with our regulators. Prior to joining Assurant, Richard has in excess of 20 years financial services experience, most recently having had 7 years’ experience at the Co-operative Banking Group working in a various Regulatory and Compliance based roles.
Kerry Crompton, European Legal Director
“Kerry Crompton is European Legal Director of Assurant, responsible for overseeing and managing the legal function in Europe. Kerry’s legal experience spans over more than 20 years with 17 years of that in-house in commerce and industry at RAC plc, IRIS Software Group and Advanced Computer Software plc. Kerry joined Assurant in 2014 and manages a team of European lawyers in addition to providing legal support to Andy Morris and the Executive Committee to deliver the Assurant’s European strategy.”
As Senior HR Director, Michael is responsible for all aspects of our HR in Europe. This includes being accountable for the design and delivery of a HR Strategy which includes initiatives focusing on organisational design, culture, talent acquisition and management, reward and compensation, learning and development and employee engagement. He successfully oversaw the HR integration into Assurant after it acquired LSG in 2014. He continues to passionately drive a people agenda which is critical to our continued progression and success in Europe, and is reflective of both our Pan-European footprint and ambitious growth plans. Michael graduated with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Business and Human Resources Management and has over 15 years of experience in HR and Organisational Development. He has over 10 years of experience in Insurance and Financial Services having previously held various senior management roles for Assurant and LSG.