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Cheryl Seal

Cheryl Seal  

Group HR Manager

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Cheryl graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a degree in Psychology with Physiology and Pharmacology. Following completion of her CIPD, Cheryl moved to become HR Manager for the Goymour Group of Companies, including two zoos and a construction company. Cheryl later worked for Hiscox and Willis before moving to join Nexus. She is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and trained in 360° feedback, coaching and various other psychometric tools.

Jeremy Adams

Jeremy Adams MA ACII  

Non Executive Director

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Jeremy has had extensive experience in the insurance industry for 35 years, including Chief Executive of Novae Syndicates, one of the five founding directors of Special Risk Services, and broking many different classes of business with Willis and Aon. He brings invaluable independent insight and scrutiny for the group going forward.

Rachel Al-Ali

Rachel Al-Ali  

Legal Officer, Equinox

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Rachel Al-Ali is a Legal Officer. Rachel trained as a solicitor at Clyde & Co LLP, where she became a Senior Associate. During her time at Clyde & Co LLP, she worked on a wide range of insurance and reinsurance matters, typically involving disputes of a high value and cross-border nature.

Simon Aldis

Simon Aldis  

Lead Business Analyst

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Simon has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry. He was originally employed at Denham Syndicate 990 where he worked in the reinsurance, claims and underwriting departments. He has more recently worked for PRI, Coverzones and Novae as a Business Analyst responsible for the implementation and maintenance of various underwriting systems.

Rebecca Arnold

Rebecca Arnold  

Underwriting Assistant - Financial Lines

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Rebecca Joined Nexus in September 2014 as an IBA Technician.

Prior to Nexus Rebecca has over 3 years finance experience working for an Aviation Insurance Broker where she gained valuable experience of the London Market.​

Jamie Ashton

Jamie Ashton  

Trainee Underwriter

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Jamie is a graduate who joined Nexus CIFS in 2015 in an underwriting support role. Jamie is now a Trainee Underwriter responsible for new business and also the renewal of policies with turnover up to £1.5m.​

Simon Barker

Simon Barker  

Managing Director, Nexus EBA

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Simon is responsible for marketing and our relationship with intermediaries, as well as EBA’s product design, client relationships and business production. He started his insurance career at C.T. Bowring and Company (now Marsh UK Ltd) which was followed by experience with smaller Lloyd’s brokers, joining the recently created EBA in 2000 as the executive co-director. He was largely responsible for the repositioning EBA in 2007.

Hayley Barnes

Hayley Barnes  

Claims Manager

T: +44(0)203 019 7155
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Adam Bass

Adam Bass  

Junior Underwriter

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After qualifying at The King John Mathematics college Adam joined Nexus in June 2014 as an Underwriting Assistant supporting the Professional Indemnity, Financial Institutions and Directors & officers teams. Prior to joining Nexus, Adam achieved the role of an Assistant Marketing Manager at a global events company. Adam is currently studying to complete his ACII qualifications to endeavour his career within the London Insurance market and looks forward to representing the Professional Indemnity team at Nexus.

Charlotte Bates

Charlotte Bates  

Claims Administration Assistant

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Charlotte graduated from Reading University with a philosophy degree this summer. She had previously done a weeks work experience shadowing different departments at Nexus in 2014 and then worked as part of Nexus claims team for a week in January. She then started working as claims administration assistant in August 2017. Charlotte previously worked in hospitality for De Vere venues as well as temporary admin roles within KFC head office.

Sam Beer

Sam Beer  

Junior Underwriter - Financial Lines

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Sam joined Nexus in October 2013 as an Administration Assistant after gaining two years sales experience within Field/E-commerce Sales and Recruitment. Sam has A level qualifications gained from Colchester Sixth Form College.

Katie Benamar

Katie Benamar  

Senior Business and Credit Analyst, Equinox Global

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Katie is a Senior Business and Credit Analyst, devoting the majority of her time to our systems’ design and development, including our client portal, Equinox Approach. Prior to joining Equinox Global, Katie was a bond underwriter in the Commercial Surety division at Great American Insurance Company in the US, underwriting transactional and small account commercial surety bonds. Katie was a lead administrator for the online underwriting system - mySurety, working on implementation, training and processes.

Marian Berden

Marian Berden  

Senior Credit & Macro Analyst, Equinox Global

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Marian is a Senior Credit and Macro Analyst with extensive experience in the credit insurance industry. Marian was previously a Macro Analyst at Axis Capital focusing on political risk and credit insurance. Prior to Axis, Marian was a Senior Risk Analyst at Aradius and before that she worked for several years at the Ministry of Finance in the Netherlands as Policy Advisor for the Export Credit Insurance and Investment Guarantees division.

Bertram Blackwell

Bertram Blackwell  

Underwriter

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Marcus Blackburn

Marcus Blackburn  

Senior Business Analyst

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Having left school, Marcus started off working in Motor Claims for Lloyd’s syndicate and then General Insurer before moving into a IT/Business Analysis role over 19 years ago. Since then he has worked for Novae, W.R Berkley Europe Ltd and for software houses that supply both Insurer and Broker systems. Marcus joined Nexus in November 2016 as Senior Business Analyst.

Derryck Blackman

Derryck Blackman  

Risk Underwriter

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Derryck Blackman has a long history within the financial sector and has previously worked for Paragon Personal Finance and ING Lease. He started his career in Credit Insurance in 2005 at Euler Hermes, where he operated in the Primary Products and Engineering Division, covering a variety of sectors including Automotive, Printing and Timber. Derryck joined Nexus CIFS in December 2007 and has since specialised in the Retail Sector.

Dagmar Böhning

Dagmar Böhning  

Underwriting Manager

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Dagmar joins from Aon Credit International Insurance where she was a Senior Account Manager, with responsibility for managing a portfolio of clients, both national and international, and developing tailor - made solutions across the credit insurance product range. Prior to this she held a number of senior positions in the credit insurance industry including at QBE International Insurance Ltd, Euler & Hermes International Ltd and ING Bank, in both the UK and Germany. Dagmar brings experience of both credit analysis as well as policy underwriting, and she will have a significant role in the expansion of Equinox Global’s German business.

Thomas Bolton

Thomas Bolton  

Assistant Underwriter

T: +44(0)203 011 5614
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Victoria Bond

Victoria Bond  

Risk Underwriter

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Victoria joined Nexus CIFS in January 2009. From 2005 she had been a Risk Underwriter with Euler Hermes where she worked across a broad range of sectors including the food, transport and advertising industries.

Caludia Bonetti

Caludia Bonetti  

Claims Underwriter Trade Credit

T: +44(0) 203 693 9315
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Tim Brangwyn

Tim Brangwyn ACII  

Director, Millstream Underwriting

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Tim joined Millstream in 2016. He has 30 years experience acquired across a range of operational and management roles in both underwriting and broking businesses in the UK regional commercial insurance market.​

Gavin Brown

Gavin Brown  

Commercial Underwriter

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Gavin Brown has worked in credit insurance since June 2006, most recently as an Account Manager responsible for a large portfolio in various trade sectors. He is responsible for Nexus CIFS’ portfolio of SME clients with a turnover of up to £5m.

Pete Burton

Pete Burton  

Senior Underwriter

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Pete started his insurance career over 11 years ago at Novae Syndicates Ltd. He has been underwriting since 2006 in the Regional Financial Lines Unit specialising in Professional Indemnity and Charity Trustee Indemnity.

Roberto Calabretti

Roberto Calabretti  

Senior Underwriter and EBA Italia Manager, Nexus EBA

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Roberto’s career in the insurance industry started in 2007, initially working for an Italian insurance broker. His London career began in 2008 where he held the role of account executive/broker for London International Insurance Broker Ltd. This covered a variety of sectors including professional indemnity, public official, bloodstock, aviation, contingency and construction. In 2010 he joined Paul Napier Ltd, a Lloyd’s broker specialised in Financial Institution and Professional Indemnity industries, creating a new Italian department. In 2012 he joined EBA’s Italian Team as Senior Broker, underwriting Professional Indemnity, Public Official and D&O lines under several Lloyds and non-Lloyds binding authorities, also broking open market placements. In 2014 Roberto moved to Rome and recently started EBA ITALIA, EBA’s Italian branch.​

Lynda Calloway

Lynda Calloway ACII F.InstTT  

Business Manager, Millstream Underwriting

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Lynda joined Millstream in February 2013 with over 25 years experience in the travel insurance industry. Having worked a number of years with Eagle Star’s travel ​subsidiary, Home and Overseas, Lynda became Claims Director of Claims International Ltd (a business of the specialist Loss Adjuster, Cunningham Lindsey). Lynda is accredited with Chartered Insurance Practitioner status.

Kelly Cambridge

Kelly Cambridge ACIS  

Group Company Secretary and Compliance Manager

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Kelly has over 10 years in-house legal experience working within law, media and insurance. Prior to joining Nexus, she worked within Financial Services for the second largest pension annuity provider in the UK. Kelly has over 6 years Company Secretarial, corporate governance and compliance experience. Kelly is a qualified Company Secretary with the ICSA.

Vicki Cambridge

Vicki Cambridge  

Senior Underwriter - Commercial

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Vicki Cambridge began her career in the Financial Sector in July 1996 at Unisys as a Processing Clerk within the cheque clearing department. She started a new role at Pershing Securities Ltd in November 1999 in the Nominees Department and then joined Nexus CIFS in April 2003 as an Underwriting Administrator. Her current role is Commercial Underwriter handling servicing issues and renewals.

Janine Cardew

Janine Cardew  

Group Receptionist/PA

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Janine graduated from Southampton Solent University in 2006 with a degree in LLB Law with Criminology (Hons). Following completion of this, she worked at Ford Motor Company in the Executive Department handling escalated complaints and court cases. Since then she worked as an Office Manager/PA for a Property Management Company and a WPP Company. Janine joined Nexus in June 2017 as a Group Receptionist/PA; she has since taken the role of PA to Senior Management.

Eric Cheng

Eric Cheng  

Assistant Marine Underwriter


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Adam Clark

Adam Clark  

Underwriter - Single Situation Credit, Contract Frustration and Political Risk

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Adam started his insurance career in 2011 as an Underwriter for TULP - a Towergate MGA – before moving to C.V. Starr in April 2012 to work as an Underwriting Assistant in the Political and Financial Risks team. He joined Nexus CIFS in January 2014 as an Assistant Underwriter in the Single Situation Credit and Political Risks team before progressing to an Underwriter position in January 2016. At the end of 2016, Adam achieved his ACII qualification.

Olivia Clark

Olivia Clark  

IBA Technician

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Olivia joined Nexus Millstream’s Finance team in November 2016 bringing her passion for numbers and 3 years of experience in a similar business. Studying for the Association of Accounting Technicians professional qualifications, Olivia brings added enthusiasm and determination to the team as well as personal interest in cooking and running.

Tim Coles

Tim Coles  

Group Chief Operating Officer

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Prior to joining Nexus, Tim was with Hyperion Insurance Group for 13 expansive years. There he founded Howden’s leading investment industry division, was CEO of Howden London and then CEO of Howden Broking Group. Before that, Tim served in the British Army for 13 years with the Parachute Regiment and Special Forces.​

Stephen Comerford

Stephen Comerford  

New Business Development Manager- Ireland&UK

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Stephen joined the Insurance Industry in 1998 as a junior account executive with Hibernian Insurance (now Aviva). He processed into underwriting as an assistant within a year and then on to Business Development Managers quoting for SME accounts and supporting a designated broker panel. In 2003 he joined Campion Insurance Brokers as a new business development manager where he enjoyed 13 years working with both insurers and direct clients. Stephen joined Nexus in June 2016.

Sarah Connolly

Sarah Connolly  

Underwriting Assistant

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Sarah’s insurance career started back in 2012 as the receptionist for HCC Global. She was then promoted to Administration Assistant, supporting the Professional Indemnity, Financial Institutions and the Directors & Officers teams before joining Nexus in July 2015 as Underwriting Assistant.​

Mark Copsey

Mark Copsey  

Development Manager, Accident & Health - UK and International

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Mark joined Millstream in 2014 having worked in the insurance industry for over 25 years, the last 16 being in the London Market (Underwriting and Lloyd’s broking). Operating in Personal and Commercial Lines markets, his expertise extends across the accident and health sector. Mark has built a strong understanding of the global insurance market having placed business in the UK and across the world, including Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.​

Gregory Coquin

Gregory Coquin  

Claims Adjuster

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Gregory joined Nexus Claims in September 2017 as a Claims Adjuster. He started his insurance career in France in 2007 as a claims handler working for Allianz, before moving to AXA’s Construction claims team in September 2009. Gregory started his insurance career in the London Market in 2015, where he worked with Elite insurance on European business as an insurance technician. Gregory is working towards achieving his ACII qualifications and as of today he has reached the diploma level, hoping to complete the course in the next two years.

Ed Cornish

Ed Cornish  

Senior Underwriter - Single Situation Credit and Financial Risks

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Beginning his career at Catlin Underwriting Agency in 2003, Ed became Underwriting Technical Assistant for Political and Structured Trade Credit at Chubb Insurance Company of Europe until 2010, when he joined FINPRO, Marsh Ltd, as a Political Risk and Structured Credit broker for two years.

Moving back onto the underwriting side, Ed became a Political Risk and Structured Credit Underwriter at ANV Managing Agency before joining Beazley in 2014.

Johanna Corris

Johanna Corris  

Operations Manager

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Johanna has a highly focused attention to detail that is not surprising as she graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a first class honours degree in Forensic Science. Johanna joined Nexus as an Underwriting Assistant in 2010. In 2011 she moved over to the Operations Team to assist with underwriting risk and regulatory management. Johanna is now Operations Manager.

Rob Crampton

Rob Crampton FCCA  

Chief Underwriting Officer, Equinox Global

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Rob is one of the founders of Equinox Global and the Chief Underwriting Officer. Rob is a certified accountant (FCCA) with a career spanning more than 30 years in finance and operations for various blue chip companies covering a range of sectors. Rob has worked in the credit insurance industry since 1997, initially as a buyer of the product, then as a broker and more recently as un underwriting risk manager, before starting Equinox Global.

Helen Curtis

Helen Curtis  

IBA Administration Assistant

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Helen has three years experience in the insurance industry working previously as an administration assistant and as an account handler for leading insurance company. Helen joined Nexus in August 2017,

Duncan Davies

Duncan Davies  

Senior Underwriting Analyst, Equinox Global

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Duncan is an underwriter based in London. He was most recently at Atradius as a senior business development manager targeting new opportunities in the middle market business. Prior to this he was an accountant manager responsible for premium book value in access of £2.5 m across the number of different trade sectors; he also worked in Atradius’s special product department.

Scott Day

Scott Day  

Claims Manager - Verctura

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Scott began his career at Insurance Broker Wills Faber & Dumas in 1987 handling Marine & Energy Claims. In 1996 he joined Guardian Royal Exchange as a senior marine claims adjuster. In 1999 he joined Cornhill Insurance which became part of the Allianz group to and responsible for managing all UK Cargo & Yacht claims. In 2008 Scott joined the Aquila underwriting as a Claims Manager, where he was responsible for all claims matters for the various underwriting cells. In 2015 with the Aquila’s support, Scott joined Pequod Group to form a specialist Marine Company, Nevis Claims as the Manager, where he continued to handle multi line claims emanating from Vectura and Sart Underwriting.

Daniel Dibden

Daniel Dibden CERT CII  

Assistant Specialty Underwriter

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Daniel joined Nexus in January 2014 as the Senior Underwriting Assistant in London. Daniel has 7 years Insurance experience working in both the Underwriting and Broking environments. Prior to joining Nexus, Daniel has worked for two Lloyds syndicates as the Assistant, primarily D&O focused, and also 2 Insurance Brokers on the Technical side. Daniel is now the Assistant Specialty Underwriter for Nexus Underwriting Asia. He is CII Certified and has also passed the Hong Kong IIQE Exams.

Nicole Dixon

Nicole Dixon  

Trainee Underwriter - Commercial PI

T: +44 (0) 203 011 5701
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Nicole joined Nexus in August 2015 as Reception & Assistant to the PI Underwriting Team. Prior to joining Nexus, Nicole worked as an Office and Facilities Manager for an IT Software Firm in London. Before moving to the City Nicole headed up the Midlands region as a Surveying Administrator in a construction company in Dunmow for 2 years. In February 2016 Nicole was promoted to Underwriting Assistant within the PI Underwriting Team.

Joanne Edgley

Joanne Edgley  

Managing Director - Commercial PI

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Joanne has worked for the past 19 years in the London insurance market specialising in Financial Lines. Prior to joining Nexus she held the position of Deputy Regional Underwriting Manager at Novae for 7 years. Joanne also focused on the Professional Indemnity sector whilst working at PRI Group, Denham Syndicate 990 and BP Theakston Syndicate 1101.​

Cerise Edwards-Olivier

Cerise Edwards-Olivier  

Assitant Underwriter (France), Nexus EBA

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Cerise began her insurance industry career in 2013 as a bilingual account handler with EBA Insurance Services, London. Staying with the company, she returned to France in January 2015 to become an underwriting assistant for Nexus EBA France. Her responsibilities include products such as the Developer’s Pack and more recently UK bonds.

Angie Einecker

Angie Einecker  

Underwriter - Financial Lines

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​Angie has 22 years underwriting experience within the Financial Lines market. She previously worked for Novae Underwriting Ltd as an Underwriter developing the management liability wordings and book of business. Angie also worked as a Senior Financial Lines Underwriter for Chartis, primarily on D&O and PTL, as well as acting as a referral point for the regional branches.

Katie English

Katie English CII  

Junior Underwriter

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Katie added further expertise to our underwriting team in November 2016. Already qualified to Cert CII level, she brings several years of experience in a broking environment and a determination to continue to develop both her knowledge and our capabilities. Outside work she is a keen badminton player.
David Evans

David Evans  

Credit Control Team Leader

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David has over 12 years of Credit Control / Operations experience having joined Nexus in September 2015 from W.R. Berkley Insurance (Europe) Ltd. Prior to this he worked for Xchanging supporting their outsourcing operations for a number of London Market start ups having initially started his career in Mortgage Underwriting.

Samuel Fattahzadeh

Samuel Fattahzadeh  

Credit Analyst

T: 0049 4031 112 842
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Samuel is a Credit Analyst based in Hamburg, Germany, working across all countries and sectors. Samuel joined Equinox in late 2014 while he was studying at the University of Hamburg. After finishing his Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc) in Business Administration. Major in Insurance and Finance he joined the German Equinox office as a Credit Analyst in Autumn 2015.

Stephen Fletcher

Stephen Fletcher  

MD Vectura

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Stephen formed Aquila Underwriting LLP in 2007 being Managing Director of a new cell concept underwriting agency where he created two individual divisions with a brief to develop further operations in varying classes of business. Prior to this he was employed at Allianz Global Corporate and Speciality where he was Head of Marine London responsible for all facets of management including results. Stephen began his insurance career in 1967 which has included ten years spent at Assurances Generales de France (AGF) as General Manager of their London marine operation. Stephen was an elected member of the ILU, a role he still holds and was one of the founding directors of the IUA in London.

Hayley Flewers

Hayley Flewers  

Commercial Underwriter

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Hayley has been working with Nexus since October 2010. Prior to this she studied for a degree at the University of Chester, where she attained a BSc in Psychology. She joined the Nexus CIFS team in January 2013 in the role of Underwriting Assistant to the Nexus CIFS team. Hayley has since been promoted to the role of Assistant Underwriter with the new business team.

André Ford

André Ford ACII, MISM  

Group Chief Underwriting Officer & Director of Nexus Underwriting Ltd

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André has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry and is a qualified Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. He joined Nexus in October 2011 from the position of Chief Underwriting Officer for Zurich Global Corporate’s Financial Institutions business (excluding USA and Canada). Prior to this he led their Financial Lines operations in the UK and Nordic Region for 3 years.
André holds a Certificate in Management from Nottingham Trent University.

Simone Friscale

Simone Friscale  

Underwriting Assistant

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Simona joined Nexus EBA in May 2016 as an intern, after a few months she was promoted to underwriting assistant supporting the Italian team in Rome. In 2013, Simona completed her Masters degree in Tourism Management at Sapienza University in Rome.

Teresa Furmston

Teresa Furmston  

Group Company Secretary

T: +44(0) 203 011 5641
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Jake Giddings

Jake Giddings  

Risk Underwriter

T: +44(0) 203 195 0829
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Pierre-Eloi Gilles

Pierre-Eloi Gilles  

Senior Underwriter and France Country Manager, Nexus EBA

T: +33(0)6 27 35 65 53
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Pierre-Eloi joined EBA France in 2013. He began his insurance industry career in 2007 working between the Nancy and Toulouse offices of Securities and Financial Solutions. He also set up their branch office in French Guiana, where he developed a new book of Construction Insurance business.

In June 2009, he joined EBA’s French Team in London as an account handler underwriting Construction Insurance, Professional Indemnity, General and Product Liability under several Lloyds and non-Lloyds binding authorities whilst also broking open market placements.

Konstantina Gkouma

Konstantina Gkouma  

Director, Nexus EBA

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Konstantina joined Nexus EBA in 2011 and has six years of experience in the Insurance industry. Prior to Nexus EBA, Konstantina worked in the Professional Training Sector. She has a degree in Economics and holds ACCA qualifications.

Glenn Goldsworthy

Glenn Goldsworthy  

Financial Analyst

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Glenn has been working within the Insurance Industry since 2000. He has held various roles within finance departments doing a large range of tasks over the years, from cash, underwriting, budgeting and everything in between. Glenn’s main strengths are Excel model design/problem solving.

Ollie Good

Ollie Good  

Research Analyst

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Ollie joined Nexus as a Research Analyst in June 2018 form Man Group, where he worked in the Portfolio Analysis team for over two years. Prior to that he spent five months at Credit Suisse as a Graduate Analyst in the Trade Validation & Control team, focusing on fixed income and equality derivatives. Ollie holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Finance, Accounting and Management from The University of Nottingham. As a keen traveller, Ollie recently completed a tour of South America and previously was part of a Charity volunteering project in Costa Rica.

Kevin Gotts

Kevin Gotts  

Nexus Co-Founder & Head of Specialty Asia

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Kevin was a founding member of the Nexus Group and has 23 years market experience. He was previously Vice President with Axis Professional Lines and Commercial D&O Manager. Before joining Axis, Kevin was D&O Team leader at Zurich, Senior Underwriter at Chubb and an AVP at AIG Ltd. Before moving into underwriting, he held numerous broking posts in the Professional Lines market.

Dan Hallmark

Dan Hallmark  

Senior Underwriter - Accident and Health

T: +44 (0) 20 3011 5703
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Daniel joined Millstream in June 2017 to lead the underwriting team and brings with him nearly 15 years insurance industry experience. He joins us from Aviva where he was most recently the UK Affinity & Employee Benefits Manager. Prior to that Dan was an Accident & Health underwriter at ACE Group.

Dan is a Hammers fan, enjoys most sports and is juggling his professional exams with a busy work & home life.

Tim Hancox

Tim Hancox  

Divisional Director Vectura

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Tim began his insurance career in 1969, also joining Vectura Underwriting as a Partner and Cargo Underwriter in 2007. His career has included stints at Allianz Global Corporate and Speciality, as Senior Cargo Underwriter, and at the CAMAT/AGF operation to deputise on Cargo Underwriting and develop internal management systems.

Vicki Harrison

Vicki Harrison  

Finance Director, Equinox

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Vicki joined Equinox Global in May 2014 as Finance Director coming from Coface, where she had spent the last seven years as Finance Director for the UK and Ireland. Prior to this she had held a number of senior financial management positions in both private and listed companies in New Zealand, including he last role as Chief Financial Officer for Calan Healthcare Properties Trust. Vicki is responsible for the Finance and Operations functions and is based in the London office.

Louis Hawes

Louis Hawes  

Underwriting Assistant - DOFI

T: +44(0)203 933 9141
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Louis attended Mayflower High School sixth form where he studied Business, Economics and Geography A levels. Having left Mayflower Louis started at Argenta where he worked in the group finance department as an assistant accountant. Outside of work Louis plays semi professional football and is a keen cricketer.

Rebecca Hayes

Rebecca Hayes  

Binder Operations Associate

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Rerbecca joined Nexus in December 2015 as Binder Operations and deals with running all of Nexus’ bordereau’s, making sure they are within the terms of our binders as well as making sure they are compliant with Lloyd’s Standards. She maintains a central record of all binders and any queries regarding our binding authority contracts. Rebecca has over 10 years experience in the industry, starting out as a Wordings Technician at Alexander Forbes/Lockton. Then going to RJ Kiln/Tokio Marine Kiln as a Binding Authorities Analyst/Audit Technician dealing with queries about binding authority contracts, running reports as well as making sure Coverholders were adhering to Lloyd’s Financial Crime requirements. Rebecca then progressed to Canopius as a Delegated Underwriting Audit Technician where she coordinated external audits for nearly every Cover holder.

Ffion Haynes

Ffion Haynes  

Senior Operations Associate

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Ffion is Operations Manager for Apsley Specialty Limited. Ffion has worked for Apsley for four years running the Administration, Accounting, Binder Operations, Compliance, IT and General office management. Prior to joining Apsley, Ffion spent seven years at a Commercial and Personal lines Broker managing the Accounts, Finance and Credit Control teams.

Ashleigh Henderson

Ashleigh Henderson  

Underwriter, Millstream

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Ashleigh joined us in July 2016 bringing nearly 10 years of insurance & underwriting experience. Prior to joining Millstream Ashleigh was at Ageas in London where he spent 5 years as part of their underwriting team gaining expertise in UK Group and Individual Personal Accident, Business and Leisure travel risks.

Ashleigh now focuses on Employee Benefits Personal Accident & Travel schemes and Specialist UK Retail Travel schemes.

Callum Hodge

Callum Hodge  

Accounts Assistant

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Callum joined Nexus in April 2014 as an Accounts Assistant shortly after graduating from Plymouth University with an Upper Second-Class Honours degree in Accounting and Finance.​

Mike Holley

Mike Holley  

Chief Executive, Equinox Global

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Mike Holley is the CEO and one of the founders of Equinox Global. Mike is involved in the operation and development of the business as well as dealing directly with major clients. Mike is well- known in the credit insurance industry, having worked in the sector since 1983. He has held various credit insurance positions and for many years he has led profitable business unit in the sector at director level. He has often been associated with new developments in the industry, and is a leading commentator in the media, at the conferences and other events.

Simon Hoskin

Simon Hoskin  

Business Operations Co-Ordinator

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Arriving at Nexus Millstream from Axa in July 2016, Simon has added 4 years of claims management experience to the team together with an eye for detail and an enthusiastic customer service ethos. Responsible for managing the day to day performance of our partners, he is helping us further develop our claims proposition for the benefit of all our partners.
Having initially trained as a chef under the expert eye of Jamie Oliver, the culinary world’s loss is the insurance’s gain.
Lois Hudson-Walford

Lois Hudson-Walford  

Commercial Underwriter - New Business

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Lois Hudson started her insurance career in 2003 working for PI insurance company Dickson Manchester. She joined Nexus CIFS in March 2005 as an underwriting administrator and moved to the New Business team in August 06 in a support role. She is now a Commercial Underwriter underwriting business enquiries up to £15 million.

Danny Ismail

Danny Ismail  

Senior Underwriter – New Business

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Daniel Ismail joined the New Business Team in September 2015 after 8 years at Euler Hermes UK, where he worked in a variety of roles including international account management and new business. At Nexus CIFS, Danny is a Commercial Underwriter, underwriting new business enquiries in the £15-50m turnover range.

Vern Ismen

Vern Ismen  

Senior Vice President, Nexus Re

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Vern joined Nexus in July 2017, after over 19 years at ZON Re-USA and its predecessor company, overseeing contracts, claims and compliance in the reinsurance division. Prior to ZON Re, Vern spent 12 years on the broking side of reinsurance in a variety of roles.

Simon Jackson

Simon Jackson  

Risk Underwriter

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Simon is a Credit Analyst based in London working across all countries and sectors. Joining from Euler Hermes where he spent three years; Simon began as a Credit Analyst where he managed buyer risk across a number of sectors before moving to Risk Underwriting, specialising in Retail, Electronics, Media and Textiles, Simon holds a (BSc) in Mathematical Business Analysis,

Priscilla Jodhee

Priscilla Jodhee  

Underwriter Surety and Latent Defects, Nexus EBA

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Priscilla has ten years experience in Latent defects & Surety having previously worked for European Insurance Services Ltd - EISL (an MGA) as a senior underwriter and team leader. Priscilla worked as client relationship manager with french brokers. She joined Nexus in February 2017 as a bilingual Latent defects & Surety bonds underwriter.

Darren Jones

Darren Jones  

Head of Finance

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Darren joined Nexus in September 2015 and has over 13 years insurance experience in both Underwriting and Broking environments. Prior to joining Nexus, he was a Finance Business Partner at Arthur J Gallagher and Beazley and spent 4 years as a Regional Finance Director at Towergate Underwriting. Darren is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW.

Lindsey Keane

Lindsey Keane  

Exec PA, Office and Events Manager

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Lindsey joined Nexus in May 2011 as Junior Underwriting Assistant; she has since been promoted to her current role and assists across all teams. Before joining Nexus, Lindsey worked for 5 years in the Public Sector both as an Office Manager and Facilities Officer.

Adam Kembrooke

Adam Kembrooke  

CEO and President - Nexus US Group
Chief Legal Officer & Chief Risk Officer

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Adam was previously Head of the UK and Claims for the Wholesale team at PartnerRe as well as Torus where he was Head of Specialty & Casualty claims.

He began his insurance career in 2002 as a Claims Examiner at Chubb Insurance Company of Europe, before moving to Sedgwick Detert Moran and Arnold as an Associate, and then spent four years with DWF Fishburns as a Special Counsel. His responsibility is to establish a claims offering across all of our products and also to build an in-house corporate legal capability.​

Gaurav Kharb

Gaurav Kharb  

Riskwrite Product Builder

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Gaurav joined Nexus in June 2016 as a Riskwrite Product Builder. His responsibilities include creating & maintaining products in Riskwrite. His started his career in 2008, in Gurgaon India, where he was appointed as a business analyst. He has also worked for companies like Mercer Consulting Group and Bravura Solutions.

Petra Kolesova

Petra Kolesova  

Assistant Underwriter

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Petra joined Nexus EBA in January 2018 as a Underwriting Assistant for Surety and Latent Defects. Prior to joining Nexus EBA, Petra worked as Executive Assistant for CEO at CRL Management Limited. During her three years at CRL, she became interested in underwriting and surety and enrolled to do her CII qualifications. She plans to do ACII qualification to endeavour her career within London Insurance Market.

Renata Kubczak

Renata Kubczak  

Insurance Accounts Technician

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Joined in August 2013 as a Insurance Account Technician. She has 3 years experience in the Insurance industry working as credit controller and administrator. She is currently studying Bookkeeping level 2.

Paul Lancaster

Paul Lancaster Cert CII  

Operations Manager, Millstream

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Paul joined Millstream’s Client Support and Operations team in 2007. Within his role he undertakes responsibility for liaison with the FCA and Financial Ombudsman Service. Prior to Millstream, he worked for 7 years in the UK travel insurance sector in both direct and broker driven travel teams. Paul has a BA in History from the University of Otago, New Zealand.​

Kerry Lau

Kerry Lau  

Management Accountant

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James Lawrie

James Lawrie  

Director D&O/FI

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James founded Apsley in 2013

James has over 15 years of experience in the finance services and insurance sector. Prior Aplsley James was most recently a Senior Investment Consultant in the Manager Research team at Towers Watson with responsibility for Hedge Funds, Fund of Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Infrastructure Fund investments. James worked on behalf of institutional clients including some of the largest international pension plans and sovereign wealth funds. Prior to this James spent five years at Caliburn Capital Partners LLP, an institutionally backed Hedge Fund and Fund of Hedge Fund Manager which ran multi- manager, macro and commodity strategies, where he was Head of Operational Due Diligence and managed a team in London and Singapore. During his tenure at Caliburn James oversaw the investment in almost 250 underlying Hedge Funds, and performed due diligence on many more with a particular focus on esoteric strategies and experience of numerous jurisdictions. James was a member of Management, Risk and Research Committees. James’s insurance experience stems from almost five years at Baronsmead until 2007 where he saw the firm grow from its start up phase. James began his career at Georgeson plc where he worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department. James has contributed to various research papers and articles, as well as being regularly quoted in the press. James has a BA ( Hons) in Politics from the Durham University, is a holder of the Investment Management Certificate and has a Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute. James joined Nexus Underwriting Limited in February 2018 as Director of D&O/FI.

Breize Levett

Breize Levett  

Junior Group Receptionist

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Breize joined Nexus Underwriting Management in January 2018 as a Junior Receptionist. This is her first job in the City as previously she gained the experience as a receptionist across hairdressing saloon in London.

Bob Lilley

Bob Lilley  

Non Executive Chairman - Nexus CIFS

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Bob Lilley began his career in insurance at Trade Indemnity (now Euler Hermes) in 1979, where he held a number of senior management roles in underwriting, risk management and claims. Following this, he secured Director level positions with Jardine Insurance Brokers, and AMA Underwriting Agencies, before being invited by Aon UK to set up CIFS as an MGA and become MD in 1999 under Aon’s Alternative Market Operations reporting into Aon USA. In the same year Bob then established CIFS as its MD within the Novae Group before its ultimate acquisition to Nexus.

Chantell Livingstone

Chantell Livingstone  

Senior Underwriter - Financial Lines

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Chantell joined Nexus as an Underwriting Assistant and was promoted to Underwriter in 2009. She has 11 years of market experience and was previously employed at Newline as the Financial Institutions Underwriting Assistant and Compliance Assistant where she was involved in key compliance market implementations.

David Longbottom

David Longbottom  

System Developer - Nexus Trade Credit


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Marco Lorenzo

Marco Lorenzo  

Senior Underwriter - Surety and Bond, Nexus EBA

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Marco joined Nexus EBA in November 2013 as his first work experience in London. He started as Account Assistant, also helping the Italian team on Accidental and Health. In February 2016 was then promoted to Assistant Underwriter supporting the Surety and bonds team. Marco graduated in 2012 at University of Udine in Business Economics​.

John Lott

John Lott  

Credit Analyst, Equinox Global

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Richard Marriage

Richard Marriage  

Managing Director - Nexus CIFS

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​Richard started in credit insurance in 1997 at Hermes Credit Services. He moved to Nexus CIFS at its inception in 2000 and covered risk and commercial underwriting. He was Underwriting Manager until 2010 when he moved to Euler Hermes World Agency. At EHWA Richard’s responsibilities included leading the Account Management teams globally and overseeing the renewal portfolio for Northern Europe. In 2015 Richard re-joined Nexus CIFS as Managing Director.

Frank Masteling

Frank Masteling  

Netherlands Country Head, Equinox Global

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Frank is a senior underwriter based in the Dutch office of Equinox Global. He is responsible for developing the business for Equinox Global in the Netherlands and Scandinavia. Frank has extensive experience in the financial services industry working for Rabobank for 9 years and Atradius for 14 years.At Atradius he has been working in both commercial and underwriting positions. His final position was head of the Special Products unit based in the Netherlands.

Wendy Matson

Wendy Matson  

Claims Underwriter

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Wendy Matson joined CIFS in August 2004 as an Underwriting Assistant. She began her insurance career in 1998 working for Coface in a client services role and providing support to the underwriters. She then moved to Aon in 2002 working in the Market security department as a Trainee Analyst. Wendy has specialised in claims assessment and is now a Claims Underwriter working on Nexus CIFS claims.

Callum Matthews

Callum Matthews  

Underwriting Assistant - Single Situation Credit, Contract Frustration and Political Risk

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Having graduated from the University of Sussex in July 2015 with a First class honours in Business and Management, Callum undertook work experience within Nexus CIFS for just under a month prior to travelling Central and South America. Upon his return Callum joined the Single Situation team as an Underwriting Assistant. Previously he worked for a Private Equity procurement consulting firm.

Simon McVey

Simon McVey ACII  

Managing Director, Millstream Underwriting

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​Simon joined Millstream in 2004, taking over as managing director in January 2016. Prior to Millstream, Simon was with Collinson Group for 5 years, responsible for the development of its non-UK insurance business. He also held a number of operational, underwriting and management positions over 13 years with General Accident within the intermediary and direct divisions.

Martin Mills

Martin Mills ACII  

Chairman, Millstream Underwriting

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​Martin has over 30 years insurance industry experience. He developed Millstream to become a leading affinity accident & health insurance provider in the UK, insuring in excess of 500,000 people every year. Prior to establishing Millstream, Martin spent 11 years at Home and Overseas Insurance Company with responsibility for the sales, development and underwriting teams.
Martin is Chairman of the Travel Insurance Industry Committee.

Alexander Mobbs

Alexander Mobbs  

Nexus Co-Founder & Executive Director

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Alex has 13 years underwriting experience within the Professional Lines market. He was previously Senior Underwriter, AVP for Axis Professional Lines and was one of the founding members of the Nexus team. Prior to Axis, Alex was employed by CNA from 2000 and assisted in developing the book from a standing start. Alex holds a BSc in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering.

Hugh Morland

Hugh Morland MA (Oxon)  

Nexus Co-Founder & Deputy Chairman

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Hugh has extensive experience of the insurance market that covers a period in excess of 40 years. He was previously Marsh Finpro Managing Director and also a member of the European Executive Committee. Prior to these commitments, he was Chief Executive Officer of Bowring Marsh and McLennan’s Finpro Division. Additionally he was Chief Executive Officer of their UK retail operations. Hugh’s European expertise was honed when, as Chief Executive Officer of CNA Insurance Company (Europe) Ltd, he oversaw the Company’s entire European operations.

Sue Morley

Sue Morley  

Non Executive Director for CRS


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Sue Morley joined Nexus CIFS as Service Director at its formative stage in October 1999 and is responsible for the servicing team involving all policy renewals and also claims. Prior to this she was at Aon for 10 years and the Branch Director of Aon Trade Credit (London office). Her career in credit insurance began as an Underwriter with Trade Indemnity (now Euler Hermes).

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