ABOUT US

Jon Godfray

Jon Godfray

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Harrington

Mark Harrington

Chief Underwriting Officer

Lloyd Howson

Lloyd Howson

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Bridges

Mark Bridges

Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood

Underwriting Practice Leader – Financial Lines

Ben Cubitt

Ben Cubitt

Senior Underwriter – Financial Lines

Paul Cogger

Paul Cogger

Head of Financial Systems and Reporting

Mike Gardiner

Mike Gardiner

Head of Claims

Rachel Keane

Rachel Keane

Deputy Head of Claims

Jon Godfray

Jon Godfray

Chief Executive Officer

Jon is a highly experienced insurance market professional who has played a leading role in the establishment of several companies, including the launch of a successful, significant sized MGA Platform within the London Insurance Market.

He was a Founding Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Barbican Insurance Group and served initially as Chair and subsequently as a Board Director for both of its MGA businesses. During his career, Jon has also been Chief Operating Officer and subsidiary CEO – London (EMEA) at Endurance Worldwide Insurance and headed up the Marine Insurance and London Business Operations at Royal and Sun Alliance.

Mark Harrington

Mark Harrington

Chief Underwriting Officer

Mark is one of the most experienced underwriters in the London Market and has also overseen the launch and provided underwriting oversight for two successful MGA platforms.

During his extensive underwriting career, he was Chief Underwriting Officer at Barbican Insurance Group as well as a founding partner and Board Director, while also a Board Member of the company’s two MGA platforms. Prior to this, Mark was Active Underwriter – LIMIT syndicates 2000 and 79 at QBE Insurance Group, and also held senior underwriting roles at Zurich Re.

Lloyd Howson

Lloyd Howson

Chief Financial Officer

Lloyd has decades of experience in managing the financial activities of largescale insurance operations, spanning both the London and Lloyd’s markets, as well as two UK-based MGA platforms.

He was previously Chief Financial Officer of Barbican Insurance Group, leading the company’s financial team and with responsibility for all Group Board financial reporting. Prior to this, Lloyd held several senior roles at RSA Insurance Group, including Finance Director, London Market Division, Legacy Business Director and Managing Director, Engineering Inspection business.

Mark Bridges

Mark Bridges

Chief Operating Officer

Mark has almost 40 years of experience in operations roles exclusively within the insurance sector spanning both the UK and Europe and has been Head of Operations for a number of MGA platforms.

Mark was previously a Director and Chief Operations Officer at Dual Corporate Risks, as well as a Board Member of the company. During his career, he has held several senior operations management roles at AIG Europe, HSBC Insurance Brokers and Chubb Insurance Company, as well as running a consultancy business working with MGAs and insurance companies.

Andrew Wood

Andrew Wood

Underwriting Practice Leader – Financial Lines

Andrew has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, during which time he has developed significant expertise in the International Financial Institutions sector.

Andrew has spent the last 15 years as Head of Financial Lines at IGI, where he developed a portfolio of business across territories including UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and Central and South America. Prior to this, Andrew held senior underwriter positions at both Hardy (Underwriting Agency) Limited and GE Insurance Solutions after spending 11 eleven years at Willis Towers Watson.

Ben Cubitt

Ben Cubitt

Senior Underwriter – Financial Lines

Ben has over 20 years’ experience in the industry and possesses a wide range of skills having held roles in both underwriting and claims disciplines.

Ben has been a Financial Institutions underwriter for the last 13 years, having held roles at IGI, Nexus and Ace European Group. Prior to this, Ben worked as a claims adjuster at both Ace and AIG Europe after starting his journey in insurance as a Reinsurance Technician/Claims Handler at Claims Management Group Limited.

Paul Cogger

Paul Cogger

Head of Financial Systems and Reporting

Paul is a specialist in the delivery of finance transformation initiatives and process improvements through digital automation.

During his 25-year career, Paul has held multiple senior finance system roles across both the general and London insurance markets. He was previously Senior Digital Product Manager for Finance & Outwards Reinsurance at Arch Insurance (UK) and prior this Group Finance Systems Manager at Barbican Insurance Group. He has also held similar roles at Aspen Insurance and Groupama Insurance.

Mike Gardiner

Mike Gardiner

Head of Claims

Mike is a Chartered Loss Adjuster and a highly regarded senior claims specialist with over 40 years of experience in both Lloyd’s and the London insurance market.

Most recently, he was a long-term Consultant to Barbican where he set up and ran the Syndicate 1955 claims department. Prior to this, Mike was a co-founder and Claims Director of the Mitsui Sumitomo London Market operation, with responsibility for claims at Syndicate 3210. He has also held senior claims roles at Chubb and Cunningham Lindsey and was an independent Non-Executive Director at Coverys Managing Agency.

Rachel Keane

Rachel Keane

Deputy Head of Claims

Rachel is a vastly experienced claims specialist, with over 13 years’ experience in both London and International markets.

Rachel started her career at Kennedy’s Law Firm in Taunton in Somerset, providing claims handling and general third-party administrative support to London Market insurers. Rachel joined International General Insurance (IGI), initially on secondment from Kennedy’s, before ultimately going on to assume the role of Claims Manager, managing a team of five. During this time, Rachel also had oversight responsibility for IGI’s Financial and Professional Lines delegated business.

Rachel was recently Chair of the IUA’s Professional Lines Claims Committee and has a First Class Bachelor of Science degree.