Andrew Birrell is the Executive Director of Universal Partners, he is a British.
Andrew Birrell has over 26 years’ experience in various executive and non-executive roles, across the life insurance, general insurance, health insurance, stock broking, asset management, and retail online banking industries, in South Africa, the UK, Scandinavia, Canada, Ireland and Australia.
His most recent role was as CFO of Guardian Financial Services, a Cinven sponsored UK life insurance consolidator that was sold to Swiss Re in early January 2016. Previous roles include Group Chief Actuary and Group CRO of Old Mutual plc, CRO of Old Mutual South Africa Limited, COO and CFO of Investec Securities Limited and CFO of Capital Alliance Holdings Limited and Capital Alliance Life Limited.
He is the chairman elect for Assupol Life Limited and Assupol Holdings Limited, both based in South Africa. Andrew is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, United Kingdom, the Actuarial Society of South Africa and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, USA.
He is a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA). Andrew is a British and South African national and resides in London.