Andrew Robinson is an accomplished global insurance industry executive who has been the president of specialty insurance and EVP of corporate development for Hanover Insurance Group and the head of the global insurance practice for Diamond Consulting (now PWC Consulting).
Throughout his career, Robinson has achieved strong financial results and demonstrated outstanding strategic and operational leadership. He has successfully started up, grown and turned around numerous businesses as the president of a NYSE-traded multibillion-dollar property and casualty insurance company, and as a partner in a global NASDAQ-traded technology-strategy consulting firm.
His ability to define and execute growth strategies, identify and close on accretive M&A transactions, improve internal operational efficiencies, integrate disruptive technology for competitive advantage and establish strategic risk management have been key features of his achievements. Also central to his success is his track record in building and developing high-performing, empowered teams. Robinson has accumulated broad global experience working in more than 15 countries covering Asia, Latin America, Europe, U.S. and Canada – and living and working in London for 10 years.
In his most recent position, Robinson was president, specialty insurance; EVP, corporate development; and chief risk officer for Hanover Insurance Group [NYSE:THG], a $3.2 billion market cap “A” rated international company and leading provider of property and casualty insurance in the U.S., where he was one of four executives reporting to the CEO. He had oversight of all aspects of management and P&L of the company’s six U.S. specialty businesses, with revenue of $700 million. In this role, he started the U.S. specialty casualty businesses; turned around a major business line; launched more than 20 products; led development and execution of the company’s business portfolio strategy; targeted, pursued and completed 10 acquisitions and renewal rights; and led several key divestitures. As chief risk officer, he put into practice a corporate-wide ERM approach, developed a corporate-wide RORAC assessment of portfolio performance and built a U.S. risk and exposure management team from scratch.
Previously, Robinson was a partner at Diamond Consulting (now PwC Consulting), a technology-strategy consulting firm that went public in 1998 [NASDAQ:DTPI]. At Diamond, he held positions as: partner; managing director, global insurance practice, where he was head of the strategy competency committee and member of the management committee, with responsibilities for more than 25% of the company’s revenue/client base. Shortly after joining the firm, he was promoted to partner, and then managing director of Northern Europe, with full operational responsibilities in U.K., Ireland, Benelux and Scandinavian countries, where he developed the strategy and launched Diamond’s international expansion, including a major acquisition.
Early in his career, Robinson was the principal and co-founder of Exchange Partners, a management consultancy and technology company; and was a senior manager working in Boston and London at Symmetrix, a management consultancy focused on operations improvement and reengineering.
Andrew has recently served on several boards including a non executive director on the FSA regulated board of Hanover’s international subsidiary, Chaucer and member of its Corporate Risk Committee; Board Advisor for Breckenridge Insurance Services (a portfolio company of private equity firm Arsenal Capital); Board Advisor for Brainspark, a London based VC and internet accelerator company; and Director at the Rhode Island Art League.
Andrew received his Bachelor of Science Degrees with Honors in Mathematics and Computer Science from Clarkson University.