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Insurance company executive

Richard Arthur Gamble, British insurance company executive. Fellow: Institute Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; member: Institute Management.


Gamble, Richard Arthur was born on September 19, 1939 in New Malden, Surrey, England. Son of Arthur and Grace Emily (Little) Gamble.


Articled clerk W.J. Gilbert & Company, London, 1957—1962. Assistant manager Turquand Youngs & Company, 1962—1966. Director, company secretary Lee Davy Group, Ltd., 1966—1968.

Director, secretary Hamilton Smith, Lloyd's Brokers, 1968—1970. Finance director Lowndes Lambert International, Lloyd's Brokers, 1970—1976. European finance director Data 100 Northern Telecommunications Systems, 1976—1980.

Finance director McDonnell Douglas International Systems, 1980—1984. Director McDonnell Douglas United Kingdom, 1980—1984. Deputy Chief Financial Officer British Airways, 1984—1989.

Group finance director Royal Insurance Holdings PLC, 1989—1991, group chief operating officer, 1991, group Chief Executive Officer, 1992—1996, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group, London, 1996—1998. Non-executive chairman Denne Group Ltd., since 2001. Non-executive director Excel Airways Group, since 2003.

Board director Highway Insurance Holdings Plc, 2003, chairman audit committee.


Fellow: Institute Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Member: Institute Management.


  • Other Interests

    Sports, golf, theater, walking.


Married Elizabeth Ann Atkyns, March 26, 1966. Children: Simon, James.

Arthur Gamble

Grace Emily (Little) Gamble

Elizabeth Ann Atkyns

Simon Gamble

James Gamble