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Samantha Hoe-Richardson appointed non-Executive Director of Unum UK

25th April 2017

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has approved the appointment of Samantha (Sam) Hoe-Richardson as a non-Executive Director of Unum UK.

Sam is currently a non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Lancashire Holdings Ltd, a leading provider of specialty insurance and reinsurance, and a non-Executive Director of Lancashire Insurance Company (UK) Ltd.

In February, she left her last executive role at Network Rail to focus on her non-Executive portfolio. Prior to joining Network Rail, Sam worked for 16 years at Anglo American, one of the world’s leading mining companies, latterly as Head of Environment. There, she became well practiced in the principles of long-term strategic thinking, stakeholder engagement and risk management in hazardous environments. Before that, she spent three years at Schroders in investment banking M&A, and at Arthur Andersen where she qualified as an accountant and gained a strong grounding in finance.

Commenting on her appointment, Sam said: "I am delighted to be joining the Board of Unum UK, a company with a long-term strategic plan to grow the business, further enhance customer care and be innovative in the marketplace."

Malcolm McCaig, Chairman of Unum UK, said: "Sam is a dynamic leader who is used to operating in highly regulated, complex environments. I am delighted that she is joining the Board of Unum UK and I am sure she will be making a significant and positive contribution."


Notes for editors

  1. Sam graduated from the University of Cambridge where she gained a Masters Degree in Nuclear and Electrical Engineering
  2. Sam is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Royal School of Needlework