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Independant Non-Executive Director, and Chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee

Who are we?

Assurant, Inc. is a global leader in business services for the connected world. Our lifestyle and housing solutions help leading brands grow revenue, manage risk and provide a great experience for their customers. We support, connect and service over 300 million consumers worldwide, helping people get more value from their connected devices, vehicles and homes. Assurant is a proud member of the Fortune 500, with decades of experience in the industries we serve.

Common Sense, Common Decency, Uncommon Thinking and Uncommon Results guide our every action at Assurant. These values inspire our commitment to be a responsible corporate citizen.

The Opportunity:

We’re looking for an exceptional Independent Non-Executive Director to join our dynamic UK Board of Directors. You’ll also be appointed as Chair of the Board’s Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee which will require you to obtain regulatory approvals to hold Senior Manager Functions 10  and 11 and to act as our Champion for Whistleblowing and Consumer Duty.

Our UK Board of Directors oversees the whole of Assurant’s European Group which comprises operations in the UK, Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain and Germany. A large proportion of our European business is the sale of mobile phone and gadget insurance distributed through banks, retailers and network providers. In addition, the European business offers a number of non-insurance products including mobile device upgrade, trade-in services, airport lounge access and device repair services.

You’ll need to be able to commit around 25 days per year after the initial induction period with additional days as required to fulfill your, and the Board’s, duties and responsibilities.

The Board and the Audit, Risk and Committee typically each meet seven times per year to align with the financial, regulatory reporting and strategic planning cycle. In-person attendance at our Crewe office will be expected for at least five of these meetings (usually our quarterly meetings and annual Board strategy session).

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be professionally qualified with experience working in a regulated financial services environment (preferably insurance)
  • Have Board level experience and, preferably, experience of chairing a Board Committee
  • Have recent and relevant financial knowledge and experience
  • Have experience working in, or closely with, Finance, Risk, Compliance, Internal Audit and/or Actuarial functions
  • Be credible with the PRA and FCA with knowledge of Solvency II, PRA/FCA Rules and SMCR

Key Skills:

  • Excellent leadership skills which have culture, ethics and values at the core
  • Strategic thinker with a performance-oriented mindset
  • Highly skilled and professional in verbal and written communications. Communicates with objectivity and with appropriate independent and constructive challenge
  • Builds effective relationships and works proactively and collaboratively with other directors and key stakeholders
  • Effectively articulates views with persuasion and influence.
  • Makes high-quality, and sometimes difficult, decisions after analysing supporting information and exercising independent judgment

At Assurant, diversity helps us inspire creativity in the global marketplace, and we are believers in the strategic value of inclusion and how it improves performance, creates growth opportunities, better aligns us to our clients, and enhances employee engagement. 

To view a full list of the responsibilities and requirements, please visit the job description, which can be accessed via the apply tab below

We look forward to receiving your application!


Helping People Thrive in a Connected World
We work with the world’s top brands to make smart devices simpler. Vehicles last longer. Homes more secure. Problems easier to solve. And we volunteer in communities all over the globe to help the world become a greener, better place. We come from a variety of countries, cultures, and backgrounds. But we’re united by our enduring values of common sense, common decency, uncommon thinking, and uncommon results. So connect with us. Bring us your best work and your brightest ideas. And we’ll bring you a place where you can thrive. Learn more at jobs.assurant.com.

For U.S. benefit information, visit myassurantbenefits.com. For benefit information outside the U.S., please speak with your recruiter.

Our Culture Defined
Our unique culture is a big reason why talented people choose Assurant and why they tend to stay. Although we have a wide variety of skills and experiences, we share common characteristics that are uniquely Assurant. A passion for service. An ability to innovate in practical ways. And a willingness to take chances. We believe that staying on top doesn’t mean sacrificing our values. We believe clarity of vision and a sense of purpose will carry us forward. And we take charge of our own success. We call it The Assurant Way.

Company Overview
Assurant is a leading global business services company that supports, protects, and connects major consumer purchases. A Fortune 500 company with a presence in 21 countries, Assurant supports the advancement of the connected world by partnering with the world’s leading brands to develop innovative solutions and deliver an enhanced customer experience through mobile device solutions, extended service contracts, vehicle protection services, renters insurance, lender-placed insurance products, and other specialty products.

Equal Opportunity Statement
Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not use or consider race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in employment decisions.

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