Interview

FSCS lifts lid on response to collapsed insurers

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has helped compensate tens of thousands of policyholders following the collapse of five unrated insurers over the past three years. Chief operating officer Jimmy Barber talks to Post on efforts to recover cash…

Interview: Airmic - incoming Board members

In March, Airmic appointed four new board members. Post spoke to them about what they hope to achieve and their assessments of where the risk management profession stands with regard to talent acquisition and diversity

Interview: Paul Greensmith, Axa XL

Having been through one merger already Axa XL’s UK CEO Paul Greensmith, took the most recent change in his stride. But he explains to Jen Frost that, even though his part of the business is now part of the behemoth Axa, it will retain its agility,…

Interview: Michael Rea, Gallagher

With Gallagher re-entering the M&A game after a four year hiatus, Michael Rea spoke to Harry Curtis about what makes a good deal, how consolidation is changing, why restrictive covenants need to be upheld and the Ardonagh court case

Q&A: Claims Apprentice 2019 winner Verity Ross

Verity Ross, motor claims handler for Zurich has been crowned winner of the Claims Apprentice 2019. Hiriyti Bairu caught up with her to discuss how she met the challenge, what the experience has taught her now and moving forward in her career.

Interview: Amanda Blanc, Zurich

Amanda Blanc’s move from Axa to Zurich was perhaps the most talked about people move of 2018. The Association of British Insurers chair spoke to Jen Frost about her plans for the business in the coming year

Interview: Janet Connor, The AA

A lot has changed at the AA in the five years since Janet Connor, now director of insurance, joined the organisation. She explains to Jonathan Swift how an investment in data and technology – alongside the relaunch of its insurance company and board…

Q&A: Richard Coleman, Collinson

With increased regulation and Brexit travel insurance is facing an interesting time, Post caught up with Richard Coleman, European director at Collinson, who talked to us about his thoughts on market developments in 2019.

Q&A: Paul Mang, Guidewire

Aon's former CEO of analytics, Paul Mang has been tasked with bringing together Guidewire's Analytics and Data Services division. Mang spoke to Post about cyber risk, data, and lifted the lid on Guidewire's $275m purchase, data tool Cyence.

Interview: David Rule, Prudential Regulation Authority

With Brexit, increased scrutiny over reserves, climate change and emerging risks on the ‘watch’ list for 2019 The Prudential Regulation Authority certainly has a lot on its plate. Its executive director for insurance, David Rule spoke to Stephanie Denton…

Interview: Shaun Lynn and Steve Hearn, BGC and Ed

With the takeover of Ed, BGC president Shaun Lynn believes he now has the person in its CEO Steve Hearn to help it realise its insurance ambitions. The pair spoke to Jonathan Swift about how an investment in technology, talent, globalisation and a finely…

Interview: Ian Muress, Sedgwick International

Having left Crawford in April 2017 after 15 years at the firm, Ian Muress resurfaced in January as CEO of Sedgwick International, a claims business he describes as the largest of its kind "on the planet". He spoke to Jonathan Swift about why people…

Q&A: Matthew Avery and Graham Gibson, Thatcham

As cars move towards automation, Jen Frost spoke to Graham Gibson, chairman of Thatcham Research and Allianz’s chief claims officer, and Matthew Avery, director of insurance research at Thatcham Research, about how the UK research centre is working with…

Interview: Chris Lay, Marsh

Chris Lay enjoyed his time in Canada but Marsh’s new UK and Ireland CEO has no doubt that London is the place to be. “The UK is a priority for Marsh,” he told Cecile Brisson, just before the world’s biggest broker bought off London-based broker Jardine…

Interview: Jacqueline McNamee and Elliot Biggs, C-Quence

Keen not to be lumped in with the insurtech movement, new managing general agent C-Quence is ready to launch in Q3 backed by Primary and Arch. Its CEO Jacqueline McNamee and chief information officer Elliot Biggs outline to Jonathan Swift why data, a…

Q&A: Lynda Lucas, chair, Airmic

Lucas began her career as a company secretarial trainee at British Aerospace and has since had various risk management roles at companies including Nortel, Old Mutual and, since 2006, Fujitsu. She has been an Association of Insurance and Risk Managers…

Interview: Bronek Masojada, Hiscox

Holidaying in North Korea isn’t most people’s idea of the dream summer break, but the kite surfing, Caterham racing CEO of Hiscox, Bronek Masojada, sees it as just another part of living life in the fast lane, as he explains to Ryan Hewlett

Q&A: Deborah Edwards, VRA

Six months into her role as chair of the Vocational Rehabilitation Society, Deborah Edwards, founder of RTW Plus, explains why early intervention is key and how the UK can learn from other countries.

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