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Davies Names New CFO

Amanda Cheesley Deputy Editor 10 July 2024

Davies Names New CFO

The new CEO will be replacing Davies' senior executive who is stepping down after a tenure of 12 years.

London-headquartered Davies, a professional services and technology firm, has appointed Amber Wilkinson (pictured) as group chief financial officer.

Wilkinson, who will be joining the firm and the group executive committee later this year, will report directly to group CEO Dan Saulter. She will be succeeding Davies’ senior executive, Tony Debiase, who is stepping down after 12 years as CFO, the firm said in a statement.

Wilkinson will be joining from global law firm, DLA Piper, where she has served as CFO since 2021. Prior to that, she spent more than a decade at AXA in senior roles, including CFO of AXA Health, CFO of Bluefin Insurance, and head of mergers and acquisitions for AXA UK & Ireland, the firm added.

Wilkinson’s CFO appointment comes on the back of the firm announcing a £1.5 billion ($1.9 billion) refinance of its senior debt facilities. This will reduce its annual interest bill and extend maturities until 2031 as well as secure a new credit line to support Davies' M&A, technology and artificial intelligence ambitions.

“Amber’s experience in international business, professional services, insurance, and M&A is a great fit for Davies as we seek to execute an ambitious future strategy. I am also very grateful to Tony for his long and distinguished service at Davies,” Saulter said.

In the past 10 years Davies has grown its revenues by 25 per cent, and now has over 8,500 colleagues operating in more than 20 countries, with large operational centres in the UK and US. The business delivers professional services and technology solutions across the insurance and financial services value chain, including claims, underwriting, distribution, regulation and risk, dispute resolution, customer experience, human capital, digital transformation and change management.

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