Interview

Q&A: Ant Middle and Adam Beckett, Ageas

Ageas CEO Ant Middle and chief distribution officer Adam Beckett spoke to Post about the insurer’s intention to grow its intermediated personal lines business and plans to invest in what it calls its ‘technical engine room’.

Interview: Mark Allan, Ki

Lloyd’s first algorithmically driven syndicate Ki began trading on 1/1 this year. Jonathan Swift caught up with its CEO Mark Allan to discuss early progress, its plans to integrate brokers on its platform with APIs and why it should not be simply…

Q&A: Dylan Bourguignon, So-Sure

Dylan Bourguignon, So-Sure CEO, spoke to Post about contents insurance, insurtech trends, and why he believes investors are reluctant to put money into the sector.

Q&A: Bill Pieroni, Acord

Bill Pieroni, CEO of global standards setting body Acord, discusses the findings of its research into UK personal lines websites and who is improving and why. He also tackles how the Covid-19 pandemic will change the market, reflects on his achievements…

Q&A: Sharon Brown, Harbour Underwriting

Managing general agent Harbour Underwriting (formerly QLCC) last year launched after the event commercial dispute insurance to the broker market. Managing director Sharon Brown spoke to Post about what attracted her to the role and why she believes…

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’.

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