POOL REINSURANCE

Our People

At the heart of our culture is a commitment to providing the best in class services and solutions which are needed to drive resilience to terrorism risk across Great Britain.

The Board

Angela Knight, CBE

Angela Knight, CBE

Chair of the Board

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Clementi

Tom Clementi

Director and CEO

Angela Knight joined Pool Re in November 2021 as Chair of the Board. Mrs Knight‘s current non-executive directorships include Encore Capital Group Inc, Provident Financial Group plc, Taylor Wimpey plc (until April 2022) and Arbuthnot Latham Ltd. Prior to joining Pool Re, Mrs Knight was the Senior Independent Director at TP ICAP plc and Chair of the Office of Tax Simplification. She has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, having been a Member of Parliament and Treasury Minister (Economic Secretary), and prior to that worked for many years in the engineering industry. Since Parliament, she has been the Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association and the CEO of Energy UK, as well as serving on several company Boards.

Tom Clementi was appointed CEO of Pool Re in April 2022 prior to which he was CEO of MS Amlin, a Lloyd’s underwriting business, where he spent 13 years in various management roles. Tom was a Director of the Lloyd’s Market Association between 2017 and 2020 and a common Councillor in the City of London between 2017 and 2022. Prior to insurance Tom worked as a solicitor at Linklaters. He currently serves as a Governor of the Royal Ballet School and is a member of the National Preparedness Commission, the CBI’s Financial Services Council, and the OECD’s High Level Advisory Board on Catastrophic Risks. Tom has an MBA from INSEAD business school and a degree from Oxford University.

 

Ken Norgrove

Ken Norgrove

Director

Ken Norgrove was appointed Chief Executive Officer of RSA, UK & International in January 2022. He was the CEO of RSA Scandinavia from 2019 until the acquisition of RSA by IFC in June 2021. Under Mr. Norgrove’s leadership, the subsidiary delivered its best financial results in a decade, building a stable platform for sustained profitability. Mr. Norgrove’s history with RSA dates back to 1986, including a four-year term in the UK where he set up the very successful Global Renewable Energy Business
Mr. Norgrove is a Chartered Insurance Director, a Chartered Insurer and fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute UK (CII).

Alan Rubenstein

Alan Rubenstein

Director

Alan Rubenstein, who is chair of the board of NHBC (the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK), has over thirty years’ experience in pensions, insurance, asset management and investment banking. He was chief executive of the Pension Protection Fund between 2009 and 2018, protecting the pension entitlements of approximately 11 million members of Defined Benefit Schemes in the UK. Alan is also a non executive director at esure Group plc and a trustee director and chair of the Investment Sub-committee for the British Coal Staff Superannuation Scheme.

Barbara J Merry

Barbara J Merry

Director

Barbara Merry has been a Director since February 2019 and has chaired the Risk & Audit Committee since late 2019. Ms Merry was formerly employed at the Corporation of Lloyd’s (1985-1999), as MD of Omega Underwriting Limited (1999-2001) and as CEO of Hardy Underwriting Group plc (2002-2014). She is now a portfolio Non-Executive Director with Domestic & General Insurance Limited, Ed Broking LLP/Globe Underwriting Limited, Argus Group Holdings Limited, Berkshire Hathaway International Insurance Limited and BGC Brokers LP/BGC European Holdings LP.

Catherine Cripps

Catherine Cripps

Director

Catherine Cripps joined our Board in June 2022 as a member of both the Investment and Risk and Audit Committees; bringing significant financial markets and investment industry experience spanning over 30 years where she has held a number of senior executive roles.  She is an experienced Non-Executive Director and currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of Goldman Sachs International and Goldman Sachs International Bank, chairs the companies’ Board Risk Committees, and is a member of their Audit Committees. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Polar Capital Technology Trust plc and Maniyar Capital Advisors Ltd and recently completed a 4-year term as Director of the Nuclear Liabilities Fund Ltd where she chaired the Investment Committee.

Kevin Allchorne

Kevin Allchorne

Director

Kevin Allchorne joined the Pool Re Board as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the newly formed Reinsurance Committee in January 2023.  He worked as a reinsurance treaty underwriter for Amlin’s Syndicate 2001 for 20 years before being appointed Head of Amlin London and active underwriter of the Syndicate in 2012.  From 2014 – 2015 he served as Global Managing Director of Amlin’s reinsurance business.  Subsequent to leaving Amlin, Kevin has served as an independent Non-Executive Director of MAP Underwriting Limited (2016 – present) and as a Director (2017 – 2021) and advisor (2021 – present) of Giroux Ltd – a data analytics consultant for the MGA sector.

Dame Sue Owen DCB

Dame Sue Owen DCB

Director

Dame Sue Owen DCB was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2020, following nomination by HM Treasury. She is an economist with over 30 years’ experience in government, including 14 years at Treasury. She led the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport from 2013-19, having also worked in the British Embassy Washington, No. 10, International Development and as Strategy Director General in Work & Pensions. Having retired from the civil service in 2019, she now chairs the Governors of the Royal Ballet and, in addition to her role at Pool Re, is a non-executive Director at Pool Re Nuclear, Serco plc, Pantheon International plc, Methera Global Communications, Opera Holland Park, and a member of the DAF NV Supervisory Board.

Matthew Moore

Matthew Moore

Director

Matthew Moore is President and Managing Director of LSM, a $6B Global Specialty and Reinsurance business.  He is responsible for a network of 23 countries covering all the major international insurance hubs and one of the largest Lloyd’s syndicates. Matthew was previously LSM Group CUO, and Active Underwriter of Syndicate 4472 and has been with the organisation for over 19 years as its GWP has increased over twentyfold. As an underwriter he specialised in Political and Trade credit risks.  He is a board member of both the Lloyd’s Members Association and the current Chair of the London Market Group.

Colm Holmes

Colm Holmes

Director

Colm was appointed CEO of Allianz Insurance in the UK in December 2021. Prior to joining Allianz, he was Global CEO for the General Insurance business of Aviva, the FTSE 100 insurer, and President and CEO of Aviva Canada and CEO of Aviva UK General Insurance. Colm joined Aviva as CFO for the UK General Insurance business in 2013. In a career that spans 35 years, he’s also worked at Zurich Insurance and JPMorgan. Colm holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Trinity College, Dublin and is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Owen Morris

Owen Morris

Director

Owen Morris joined the Pool Re Board as a Non-Executive Director in November 2023. He was appointed UK Personal Lines Managing Director at Aviva in April 2021 and has led the transformation of one of the UKs largest Personal Lines businesses. During his time at Aviva, Mr Morris was previously the Chief Underwriting and Data Officer for the Group, founded its global data science practice in 2017, and was Managing Director of Aviva’s Quote Me Happy business, Aviva’s online digital, direct business. Mr Morris has been a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries since 2006 and has been an active member of a number of research working parties covering elasticity modelling; model monitoring and validation; and fairness in insurance pricing.

executive Leadership Team

Tom Clementi

Tom Clementi

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Aves

Peter Aves

Chief Finance and Operations Officer

Tracey Paul

Tracey Paul

Chief Strategy and Communications Officer

Rhodri Cruwys

Rhodri Cruwys

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Jonathan Gray

Jonathan Gray

Chief Underwriting Officer

Steve Coates

Steve Coates

Strategy Advisor

Ian Coulman

Ian Coulman

Chief Investment Officer

Georgina Wicken

Georgina Wicken

Chief People Officer

Team

Steve Burr

Steve Burr

Chief Actuary

Chris Medhurst-Cocksworth

Chris Medhurst-Cocksworth

Head of Risk Consulting

Rutvik Mehta

Rutvik Mehta

Head of IT Operations & Cyber Security

Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore

Head of Customer Engagement

Joanna Anderson

Joanna Anderson

Head of Commercial Services

Kevin Hayes

Kevin Hayes

Head of Finance

Margo Landells

Margo Landells

Head of Enterprise Risk Management

Jonathan Cloke

Jonathan Cloke

Senior Investment Officer

Taryn Jones

Taryn Jones

Deputy Company Secretary and Governance Officer

Trevor Hall

Trevor Hall

Technical Manager

Chris Yeates

Chris Yeates

Senior Strategy Analyst

Stephen Spinks

Stephen Spinks

Claims Manager

Ewan Lawson

Ewan Lawson

Senior Actuary

Grace McIntyre

Grace McIntyre

Senior Communications & Engagement Officer

Becca Stewart

Becca Stewart

Threat Analyst

Matthew Telfer-Maleary

Matthew Telfer-Maleary

Principal Risk Consultant

Kai Sun

Kai Sun

Exposure Management Analyst

Alex Gynn

Alex Gynn

Accountant

Oliver Hair

Oliver Hair

Threat Analyst

Thanas Prifti

Thanas Prifti

Applications and IT Operations Support

Ata Mineva

Ata Mineva

Office Manager

Sachin Patel

Sachin Patel

Investment Accountant

Abbey Scott

Abbey Scott

Actuarial Analyst

Awura Nsafoah

Awura Nsafoah

Finance Assistant

Jasmine Gardiner

Jasmine Gardiner

Finance Assistant - Investment

Helen Kirby

Helen Kirby

Legal Counsel

Advisory Board

 

Stephen Catlin

 

Professor Paula Jarzabkowski

 

Paddy McGuiness CMG OBE

 

Sir Oliver Letwin

 

Trevor Maynard

 

Sir Stephen Lovegrove GCMG KCB

 

General Sir Nick Carter GCB CBE DSO

 

 

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