Admiral promotes Geraint Jones to CFO

by Richard Crump

More from this author

13 Aug 2014

  • Financial Director
  • Comments
Admiral website

BRITISH motor insurer Admiral Group has promoted Geraint Jones to chief financial officer and announced a small rise in first-half profits.

The owner of confused.com said Jones will take over from Kevin Chidwick with immediate effect. Chidwick will now focus on his role in the US as CEO of the group's rapidly growing Elephant Auto Insurance business.

The announcement came as Admiral posted a 2% rise in pre-tax profit to £184.9m for the first six months to June.

Jones joined Admiral in 2002 and has since held a number of senior finance positions including head of finance, before being promoted to deputy CFO in January 2012.

He is an ICAEW fellow and worked as an external auditor at EY and KPMG.

Henry Engelhardt, CEO, commented: "Geraint has a deep understanding of Admiral's business and culture, coupled with strong leadership and financial skills. I have no doubt that Geraint will make an important contribution to the success of Admiral in the coming years."

Visitor comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
display:none

Add your comment

We won't publish your address


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms & Conditions

Your comment will be moderated before publication

Submit

Newsletters

Get the latest financial news sent directly to your inbox

  • Best Practice
  • Business
  • Daily Newsletter
  • Essentials

Careers

Search for jobs
Click to search our database of all the latest accountancy roles

Create a profile
Click to set up your profile and let the best recruiters find you

Jobs by email
Sign up to receive regular updates with the latest roles suitable for you

Briefings

budget-management

Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

cchcover

iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.