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NHBC announces the appointment of Mike Quinton as chief executive

NHBC, the UK's leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes, today announced the appointment of Mike Quinton as its new chief executive.

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Mike, who will take up the role on 15 October, brings with him extensive experience of the insurance sector having held senior management positions at some of the UK's top insurance providers, including Prudential, Churchill, RBS and Zurich Financial Services.

Throughout his career, Mike has had a particular focus on consumer-facing products and services, starting out at Prudential General Insurance where he was Financial Director and then Managing Director from 2000. In 2003 he was appointed Managing Director of Churchill Insurance, where he successfully developed the business and significantly enhanced recognition of the brand. During two years as a Managing Director at Zurich Financial Services, he oversaw the successful launch of the Zurich Connect brand and helped establish the Direct Insurance business in five countries.

Isabel Hudson, executive chairman of NHBC, who will resume her role as non-executive chairman, said:

"We are extremely pleased to have appointed Mike as the new NHBC chief executive. Homeowner protection is at the core of our work and his proven track record working with consumer-facing brands within the highly regulated insurance sector will be invaluable in helping to reinforce and strengthen our position.

"The fact that Mike's experience is grounded in wide-ranging general management expertise makes him ideally placed to lead the NHBC business in its future development."

Commenting on his appointment, Mike said:

"I am delighted to be joining NHBC at this time when housing is such a fundamental issue for the UK.  NHBC's success over very many years is based on its unique role working with the industry to continually raise standards for the benefit of consumers.  As chief executive, I am committed to building on NHBC's essential work, ensuring that we continue to make a positive impact on the quality of new homes and on the people living in them."

Mike is taking up the role following the departure of chief executive Imtiaz Farookhi earlier this year, after 14 years in the post.

News Date: 28/09/12