Andrew Horton

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Andrew Horton
Born 14 March 1962 UK
Residence UK
Nationality British
Occupation CEO of Beazley Group

David Andrew Horton (born 14 March 1962) is the chief executive of Beazley Group (BG), a European insurance company. He was appointed on 1 September 2008.[1] Horton was born in Manchester and brought up in Bedfordshire where he attended Bedford School before reading natural sciences at Cambridge.[2] He was appointed to the Man Group board in August 2013 as a non executive director.


He was previously finance director of BG and has been on the board since June 2003. Prior to that, he was the UK chief financial officer at ING and was the deputy global chief financial officer and global head of finance for the equity markets division of ING Barings, having held various financial positions with the company since January 1997. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers and Lybrand in 1987.[3]

Andrew Horton recently appeared on BBC Radio 4's show 'The Bottom Line',[4] hosted by Evan Davis.

Despite a year of natural disasters including Hurricane Sandy, Horton told the Insurance Times he expected a strong performance from Beazley in 2012.[5] Horton has spoken to the Financial Times on this topic also, suggesting an 'advantage' to non-tragic catastrophes for the insurance industry.[6]


  1. ^ "Interview Andrew Hortons baptism of fire at Beazley | 6152009 | Reactions - Global Insurance". Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  2. ^ The Sunday Times (2011-07-17). "Leading edge: Be positive in even the toughest times". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  3. ^ "Andrew Horton - People Profile". Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  4. ^ "Radio 4 Programmes - The Bottom Line". BBC. 2010-11-18. Archived from the original on 2010-11-20. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  5. ^ Newsdesk (2012-11-09). "Beazley expects 90% COR for 2012 despite Sandy | Online only". Insurance Times. Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  6. ^ Gray, Alistair (2012-07-20). "Beazley sees advantage in natural disasters". Retrieved 2012-11-30.