Interview

Interview: Rob Gibbs, RSA

Having worked at RSA for more than two decades, commercial managing director Rob Gibbs has certainly seen his fair share of the business, both in the UK and overseas. He speaks to Jonathan Swift about his latest challenge, navigating a newly combined…

Interview: Rob Brown, Charles Taylor group CEO

After more than four decades spent in underwriting and broking, Rob Brown chose to try his hand at insurance services as group CEO at Charles Taylor last year. He talks to Jonathan Swift about why, given the bountiful opportunities the PE-backed firm has…

Interview: Christian Formby, Assurant

Assurant’s Europe boss Christian Formby tells Post how he came into the role, explains the growth opportunities for its B2B2C connected home, lifestyle and car offering and discusses how it faces competition from all angles, despite having no similar…

Interview: Paul Coleman and Allison Hughes, Peach Pi

Last October saw the launch of Peach Pi, an insurance brand pitching itself to the UK’s micro-SMEs, freelancers and entrepreneurs. Harry Curtis caught up with managing director, Paul Coleman and Allison Hughes, head of distribution to learn about how the…

Q&A: Max Carter, New Dawn Risk

Formed in 2008, New Dawn Risk grew to handle £81m of premium last year. It started 2021 by looking to target UK regional brokers for the first time. Founder Max Carter reviews the growth of the company and explains why now is the right time for the firm…

Q&A: Tulsi Naidu, Zurich

Zurich UK CEO Tulsi Naidu will become the firm's Asia Pacific CEO in Singapore from 1 January 2021. She spoke to Post about her tenure in the UK, the importance of transparency and the challenges facing the market.

Q&A: Tom Murphy, Machine Learning Programs

Machine Learning Programs was bought by Open GI last year only one year after it launched. CEO Tom Murphy shares his views on the power of AI and the future for insurance as well as telling Post how he got into the sector.

Interview: Julian James, Sompo International

Sompo International’s international insurance CEO Julian James sat down for a ‘virtual chinwag’ with Harry Curtis to talk returning from retirement, the business’s Lloyd’s exit and brand ambitions, the hardening market and ‘Armageddon scenarios’.

Q&A: Brendan Cox, Survivors Against Terror

Brendan Cox, who co-founded Survivors Against Terror following the murder of his wife Jo Cox MP in 2016, recently appeared at the International Forum of Terrorism Risk Insurance Pools conference to discuss the systems through which victims of terror are…

Interview: Ardonagh MGA boss Derek Coles

Ardonagh’s CEO of MGA Binders and Facilities Derek Coles spoke to Post senior reporter Emmanuel Kenning about being subscale in Ardonagh, MGAs' need for differentiation, the Rural buy and future acquisition targets.

Interview: Penny James, Direct Line Group

Direct Line Group CEO Penny James spoke to Jen Frost about overseeing the business’s transformation programme under coronavirus, the group’s acquisitive appetite and having a healthy curiosity

Q&A: Claims Apprentice 2020 winner Kelly Huddleston

Kelly Huddleston, credit hire team leader for Covéa, has been crowned winner of the Claims Apprentice 2020. Post caught up with Kelly and sponsor Kennedys’ own Alan Sugar, Suzanne Liversidge about the experience, the process and the challenges

Q&A: Andy Anderson and Glen Donaldson, Questgates

Recently appointed unit manager for Questgates’ new public transport claims division Andy Anderson and divisional director of specialist services Glen Donaldson, spoke to Post about plans, challenges in the industry and the Scottish train derailment near…

Interview: Ant Middle, Ageas

Ant Middle, UK CEO of Ageas, talks to Stephanie Denton about restructuring, refocusing and remaining positive throughout the challenges thrown up by 2020 so far

Interview: Craig Thornton, Lloyds Banking Group and ABI

In June, Craig Thornton, general insurance and protection director at Lloyds Banking Group, was announced as the chair of the Association of British Insurers’ General Insurance Council, replacing Andy Watson as he stood down as CEO of Ageas UK.

Interview: Michael Lee, First Central

A year into his role and Michael Lee, CEO of First Central, explains to Jen Frost what he believes are the three elements needed to be successful in motor insurance

Q&A: David Martin, Zurich

Zurich’s head of retail management David Martin spoke about joining the provider after 18 years with Allianz, pushing a digital strategy, leadership and management during the Covid-19 crisis as well as how he came into insurance.

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